Analysis: We Achieved Nothing

Mr. Lazaros Kyrkos chairman of the Finance Committee shows the previous budgets. Shown is Mr. George Tsandikos vice-chairman of the Archdiocesan Council. (Photo by TNH/Theodore Kalmoukos)

A month has already passed since the 44th Clergy Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and I don’t think it is an exaggeration to state that we achieved nothing.

Here are some questions: What were the achievements of this expensive conference? What decisions were made for the future life of the virtually bankrupt Archdiocese, which mortgaged its office buildings with Alma Bank? What visions for the future were revealed? What goals were set for the Archdiocese itself, the …

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  1. Unfortunately Mr. Kalmoukos hope that the Ecumenical Patriarchate will come to the rescue is totally ignoring the fact that it was the EP’s incompetence since the 1990’s that laid the foundation for the demise of the Archdiocese of North and South America.
    From the ugly removal of the late Archbishop Iakovos (due to long simmering Phanar feuds), to forcing upon us the divisive fiasco of Spyridon, to gutting the Archdiocese by creating the US Metropolises which exploded overhead costs, the EP can be blamed for where we find ourselves today. Expecting them to fix this is like expecting the fox to repair the chicken coop.

  2. Let’s involve current primary grade Greek Orthodox Sunday School students, maybe they can save our Greek Orthodox Church.

  3. The EP has to check with Erdogon’s civil service ministry to even leave his compound, what makes you think any leadership or decisions can come from there? The church as we know it is DONE for this century. Best to do your own Liturgy in your Living Room and go underground, even in America.

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