“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


Thursday, December 5, 2013


The Denver Metropolitan’s most recent missive ( dated November 26, 2013) concerning the validity of elections has reached new lows concerning governance issues.

We applaud the Parish’s Council’s decision to implement the General Assembly’s directive to hold elections this coming Sunday, as previously announced.

I would urge every parishioner to take the time to learn about the candidates. I would urge the parishioners to obtain absentee ballots or appear in person to vote. On Sunday, December 8, 2013 we all need to vote our conscience in selecting our Parish’s leadership for the next year.

The Denver Metropolitan’s new “hat-trick” is invoking his veto power. A power he does not have. He also seeks to vest his appointed clergy, with the same veto power over the election of the Parish’s council.

The people are the Church. In matters of faith veto power rests exclusively with our Savior. Last I heard we do not celebrate the Denver Metropolitan’s, or Fr. Michael’s or Fr. Matthew’s birthday on December 25.

Cast your ballots in a timely manner so that you alone can have your say as to how our Parish will be governed. Let us all leave Theology to knowledgeable Theologians.

Merry Christmas to everyone.


P.S. Happy Name Day to all the Barbaras, Savas, Nicks, Annas, and Spiros on their respective Name Days celebrated within the next 10 days.

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