Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Eastern churches
From Fr Joseph Huneycutt

If Palestine isn’t part of Greece, why is the Patriarch of Jerusalem always Greek?
Of course since the time of the Maccabees and certainly in Our Lord’s years on earth Greek was the common second language of that part of the world, the eastern Roman Empire (perhaps even more so after the western empire fell), which is why the New Testament was written in it (and its omission in Mel Gibson’s The Passion egregious). But no, it isn’t and never was Greece.

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