Church Project Theorem: It’s All Greek To Me!

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This theorem describes the unusual plight of parishes that were founded to cater specifically to one ethnic group, only to see that group disappear over time. It’s All Greek To Me! is unique because it means that a parish’s original designation and original mission no longer make sense — for example, an Italian parish that is now in a neighborhood with no Italians. Sometimes these parishes lose their designations as national parishes, or sometimes they just close up shop.

In rare cases, though, they maintain their designation despite now having nothing to do with the founding ethnic group. 

Notable Examples: