Σάββατο, 10 Οκτωβρίου 2015

The Greek Church and Language

The Archbishop of Greece playacted as the defender of the Greek language. However Christianity was never interested in the Greek language, because Christians didn't feel as a part of the classical world. They used the common Greek of that time and not Attic or the Epic. The Christian Emperors used Latin as their official language, although in the East Greek was spoken.
The Church did not educate the people in anything language included. Whereas the Germanic and Celtic nations had to give up their Runic and Ogham scriptures in favour of the Latin one, for the Slavs a special alphabet was made, in order to avoid that the Slavs used the Greek one.
Even the very language was called Romaic and not Hellenic until some decades ago. The defence of the language was the denial of translating the Bible into modern Greek. Now every official translation of the Bible has to be authorised by the Church in Greece and Turkey and that is stated in the Greek Constitution.
So the so called defence of the language, is the right of the Church to be unintelligible to the common people.