“Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them,

and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

But it shall not be so among you:

but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto,

but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28, KJV)

The word the Athenians used for their Assembly was Ekklesia, the same word used in the New Testament for Church
(and it is the greatest philological irony in all of Western history that this word,
which connoted equal participation in all deliberation by all members,
came to designate a kind of self-perpetuating, self-protective Spartan gerousia -
which would have seemed patent nonsense to Greek-speaking Christians of New Testament times,
who believed themselves to be equal members of their Assembly.)

- Thomas Cahill, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Where in the Uniform Parish Regulations ...

Does it say that a Metropolitan should align himself with a SEPARATIST group in a parish?

Recent social media activity indicates advocating a boycott of the upcoming general assembly may be premature as "by Tuesday we will have some guidance."  

One would ask from where this "guidance" is to come, and if it is to come from Denver through the Metropolitan.  If that is the case, does it say that the Metropolitan aligns himself with unelected SEPARATISTS who seek constantly to seize for themselves a highly valuable portion - in terms of the real estate - of our community's assets??

If this "guidance" is to come from Denver through the Metropolitan, it is more disturbing that he only offers "guidance" when it suits his own and their agenda.  

When the Metropolitan met with the Parish Council in July and was presented with the financial condition of our community he was specifically asked for "guidance" in how to move forward.  At that time, he offered little more than telling the Parish Council they should do what they think is best. 


Charles Karpakis said...

My goal was to prevent advocacy of a boycott of the meeting by asking that social media users not prematurely promote a boycott.

The guidance referred to has nothing to do with the Metropolitan. It comes from a large group of parishioners who met to discuss the merits of boycotting vs. attending. The consensus was to attend the meeting, and to advocate all others to do the same.

TOCB Moderator said...

Ah, and in condoning a separate corporation, of Prophet Elias, by a NON-ELECTED group of people, with a non-sensical, FLIMSY excuse, the Met is not colluding and continuing to do so? The heavy hand of Denver is quite evident.