Any accusations of a conspiracy are greatly overblown!
But, I think Chris is a worthy recipient of the honor of "people's choice" - and I'm not saying it only because he lives literally one foot away from me...
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.