The Greek Orthodox church is an organization that refuses to adapt to the times. To this day, it has not translated its canon, making it inaccessible to thousands of people. It insists on conducting its holy affairs in Koine, a form of Greek no one really understands anymore, and it pretends there’s nothing wrong with that, proceeding with business as usual.
The problem is that a number of believers find this state of affairs acceptable. They see nothing wrong with going to church to be part of a ceremony they mostly don’t understand. The content of the sermons may be going over their heads, but they get the gist of it, they say, and that’s good enough for them.
Let me repeat that. The content of the sermons may be going over their heads, but they get the gist of it, and that’s good enough for them. They find it an acceptable way of practising one’s faith.
It’s the damndest thing! Where else does one go to be part of a ceremony they don’t really understand? How on earth have people settled for this kind of arrangement?
Part 2 to follow