B R A V O U !
I had the opportunity to read your
letters over the internet this weekend, as well as
receiving them by fax at my office. I work for the
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento, CA. It
is so refreshing to read honesty.
As a former student
myself and as the wife of a former student (no, my
husband is not a priest), (we left in 94), I cannot
believe the comments and complaints that the four
disgruntled priests have. I believe we share the same
feeling that those priests should have been let go with
Dr. Chirbin long ago. I believe they are trying to hide
behind this so called "harassment" in order to
obtain financial gain. I feel that Fr. Calivas and Fr.
Ted were the type of Priests and teachers that were
It is amazing that the same thing Fr. Calivas
did to students for years, (blackball and bully) he is
now accusing the Archbishop of doing to him. I personally
do not agree with everything the new Archbishop is doing,
but cleaning house at that school is long, long, long
overdue as ANY former student can attest to.
It seems as
though the livelihood of the students has never mattered
and maybe, just maybe, with new administration, heat in
the dorms during the winter and food that is edible will
be more important than building a big library. I will
never forget the fact that at times it was colder in my
dorm than it was outside.
The year I was there, 93-94 I
remember that we called a meeting with the admin. Only
the girls would stand up and talk, because the guys knew
that if they opened their mouths it could effect their
standing with certain priests and professors.
could go on for hours. I just want to express the
appreciation I personally have for the courage you
showed. God bless you and be with you!
Vicki (Diavatis) Booros
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