“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, December 2, 2013


The Parish Council sent correspondence to the community today. The original letter, along with a previously cited letter from the Metropolitan of Denver may be viewed here.

We have added the text from the Parish Council's letter regarding Parish Council elections below.

December 2, 2013

Dear Parishioners,

Below please find the most recent letter from our Metropolitan.
Although the letter is dated last Tuesday, November 26th, it was not sent to the Parish Council until after 4pm Sunday, December 1st.

As previously announced, elections will take place this coming Sunday, December 8th at both churches following services and going until 3pm.

Absentee ballots are available at the offices at Holy Trinity and must be returned by Friday, December 6th by 5:00 pm.

The following candidates are running for 8 positions on the Parish Council.

Yannis Armaou
Nick Bapis
Steve Gamvroulas
Jim Kastanis
Alicia Mares
Dr. Maria Oneida Hardwick
Sakis Sakellariou
Ted Sargetakis
Jim Sifandonakis
Cindy Skedros
Greg Skedros
Jim Zarkos

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