“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


Monday, November 11, 2013


Yesterday, November 10, we again we witnessed the logical consequences of illogical Uniform Parish Regulations and a warped Charter. 

When our clergy hear reality that affects THEIR bottom line, they leave. 

In the meantime, the evening before, the clergy threatened that any mention of "benevolent" funds would ensure the same result.

Is this any way to lead the Church - the Bride of Christ? 

We beseech the Archbishop and the Patriarch to intervene!

The situation is intolerable.

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