I don't mean to sound contentious, but this is like saying that Irish culture and Roman Catholicism are two sides of the same coin. They may have influenced one another, but they're not the same. And so it is with the Greek culture and Orthodoxy. The two may or may not be entwined (moreso in certain parts of Greece than in others), but I submit that the two are not synonymous. To me, saying that the two are the same, or at least compliment one another, is an ethnocentric paradigm and A. has no place in Orthodoxy and B. has lead to the jurisdictional problems we're now facing in the U.S. Again, I'm not trying to ruffle any one person's feathers here, but this way of thinking has got to be dismantled, IMO. I wonder how such an outlook looks at Galatians 3:28?