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https://www.goarch.org/-/published-reports-about-missing-funds-are-false

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Thank God,  also in the early posts, the fact that gentlemen had $900,000 over 10 years,  isn't so bad,  when you do the math,  it like 90,000 a year,  that like upper-middle class status.

Except this was supposed to be travel expenses not salary.  How many 1st class flights and luxury hotel rooms can you buy for that?

That a Very fair point,  I was confused,  and thought it was salary.  Apparently as Iconodule pointed out,  I missed the part where he was a "volunteer" as well.  It seems someone has been skimming off the top, over a long period of time.
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Porter atha!

What does "atha!" signify?

"Come", in Aramaic.

Well, Porter would likely frame this incident as justifying direct rule from the Phanar.
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O.K. I did not see at first that the link I posted had the National Herald as a source.  I am not familiar with the National Herald, so I cannot believe or disbelieve a statement just from them.  I take back the link I posted unless a reliable source prints the story.  I know that the Archdiocese needs to get transparent, but I have not seen any proof that officials took the money.  Maybe there will be in the future and maybe there will not.
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https://www.goarch.org/-/published-reports-about-missing-funds-are-false

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Thank God,  also in the early posts, the fact that gentlemen had $900,000 over 10 years,  isn't so bad,  when you do the math,  it like 90,000 a year,  that like upper-middle class status.

Thanks for trying.
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Faith Issues / Re: Why does Satan hate us?
« Last post by Asteriktos on Yesterday at 04:21:37 PM »
I was just reading this last evening in the book "The Mystery of Death", by Nikolaos P Vassiliadis, copyright 1993, by The Orthodox Brotherhood of Theologians.

+1

"For God formed us to be imperishable; the image of his own nature he made us. But by the envy of the devil, death entered the world, and they who are allied with him experience it."  (Wis. 2:23-24)
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https://www.goarch.org/-/published-reports-about-missing-funds-are-false

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Thank God,  also in the early posts, the fact that gentlemen had $900,000 over 10 years,  isn't so bad,  when you do the math,  it like 90,000 a year,  that like upper-middle class status.

Except this was supposed to be travel expenses not salary.  How many 1st class flights and luxury hotel rooms can you buy for that?
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Faith Issues / Re: Why does Satan hate us?
« Last post by CarolS on Yesterday at 04:17:34 PM »
I was just reading this last evening in the book "The Mystery of Death", by Nikolaos P Vassiliadis, copyright 1993, by The Orthodox Brotherhood of Theologians.

"The devil, who had apostasized first from the true life which is God, felt great envy toward Adam when he saw him living in Paradise, the place of pure enjoyment, and being surrounded by divine glory, and progressing from earth toward heaven, from where he himself had rightly been expelled by God.  The deceptive devil envying man for all these reasons became a raging maniac determined to push man into a rebellion against God and to reduce him to a slave of death and of Hades. Our God-bearing father Maximos writes: Since the devil is jealous both of us and of God, he persuaded man by guile that God was jealous of him (cf. Gen. 3,5) and so made him break the commandment. The devil is jealous of God lest his power should be seen actually divinizing man; and he is jealous of man lest through attainment of virtue man should become a personal participant in divine glory. It was not only hatred, but envy as well, that moved the misanthrope serpent to deceive the rational creature of God."
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https://www.goarch.org/-/published-reports-about-missing-funds-are-false

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Thank God,  also in the early posts, the fact that gentlemen had $900,000 over 10 years,  isn't so bad,  when you do the math,  it like 90,000 a year,  that like upper-middle class status.

Um, not if you're skimming it off of church funds as a "volunteer".
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