“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

Thoughts from Nick Colessides: KEEP ON WALKING!

Dear Parishioners,

May I suggest  that the Clergy “keep on walking,” after they walked out from the General Assembly;  if they had any filotimo they should never come back.  And, if we have any sense and intestinal fortitude, we should NOT accept them back.

We do not need cowards to think that we are in need of their ministry; they have nothing to offer us.

It will do them good to find out where their next meal will come from;  maybe from the Benevolent Fund?

Let us tell them exactly what President Ligeros told Bishop Demetrios of Los Angeles in 1964:  Don’t let the door hit you in the rear end.  Bishop Isaiah should know the drill; he was one of the clergyman that Bishop Demetrios took with him.  I was there;  I saw it happen.

See if you can convey this message to the Denver Metropolitan, and the Archdiocese in New York.

Best regards,


1 comment:

TOCB Moderator said...

The former anointed appointed who followed should keep on walking as well! YOU WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT? HAVE THE GUTS TO GO BUILD IT!