A group of parishioners at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Holladay are looking at future options for their church after a letter from the church’s national leadership asked them to suspend any talk about dividing the parish.
Some members of the Greek Orthodox parish in Salt Lake City are rejecting an effort from the church’s national leadership to settle some long-standing disputes.
Calling itself “Protect Our Clergy,” the group of about a dozen members says the plan proposed in a letter from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is not a viable one to restore peace and order in the parish.
A national newspaper serving the Greek community says the Greek Orthodox parish in Salt Lake City will not be divided.
The National Herald reports the decision to keep the parish together was made at a meeting of church leaders in Denver last week. The parish includes Holy Trinity Cathedral in Salt Lake City and Prophet Elias church in Holladay.