Never mind. You don't see the stereotype that you laid out, that's fine.
Last I checked, the Greek Archdiocese has an annual budget of around 18 million with some 550 parishes, 20 or so monasteries, St. Nicholas Ranch, and Holy Cross Seminary. The Antiochians have an annual budget of about 5 million, with 250 parishes and Antiochian Village. Is this information a bunch of stereotypes or facts?
Forgot to mention that the Greek Archdiocese is also the recipient of funds from Leadership 100. This organization's charter is to advance Orthodoxy and hellenism.
"Leadership 100, the largest Greek American membership and charitable organization in the United States, holding more than $84 million in assets, held its 17th Annual Conference, in Palm Desert, California, from February 14 to 17, 2008."
“The Endowment Fund has exceeded its goal for 2007,” said Behrakis, “recruiting 68 new members for a total of 755, while fulfilled members hit a record of 344; contributions exceeded $4.3 million, the second highest figure historically and Endowment funds reached $67.8 million with total assets at $84 million.” “Grants distributed since the inception of Leadership 100 will exceed $25 million in 2008,” he concluded.http://www.greeknewsonline.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=8110
I never insinuated that it would be. All I said was "Let's hope 1 plan doesn't mean only 1 monastery in the long-term vision..." That's it. Take it at face value. "Let's hope" - that's what you're claiming to do (i.e. hope that there will be more). I don't know, or insinuate, that there will only be one monastery, or only one in the plan; rather, I hope that it isn't the only one in the long-term plan. Why read into my statement? Why be insulted?
Instead of saying,"gee, how exciting...the Antiochians are finally planning to build a monastery," you had to look at the negative side and say, "Let's hope 1 plan doesn't mean only 1 monastery in the long-term vision..."
What was the point?
You seem to be more obsessed with this than you should be. 1. Whether or not you have another village is in God's hands. 2. Even if there is not another camp/retreat center, the one you have is excellent, and is certainly a unifying force in your Archdiocese. I don't know how on earth I've hit on a sensitive nerve when I'm not hitting anything!
I am not obsessed about a future village on the west coast. It will happen in God's time. By sharing the information I was trying to alleviate your concern that there are plans for only one monastery.