Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver (AD 1979)
Metropolis Center

Welcome to the Metropolis Center!

The offices of Metropolitan Isaiah and his staff are located in the beautiful Metropolis Center located adjacent to the Assumption Cathedral. The Center contains a chapel where visitors come daily to pray. Metropolitan Isaiah celebrates the Paraklesis to the Virgin Mary in the chapel each Wednesday, beseeching the Mother God to intercede for all who live in this region. The Metropolis Center contains offices for the Metropolitan and his staff. The Center also has a library and several meeting rooms, as well as a missions office and guest rooms for traveling clergy. Chancellor, as well as for the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, the Registrar, and the Bookkeeper. Offices are also designated for the Metropolis Philoptochos and Choir Federation.

The Metropolis Center is a visible symbol of the Eastern Orthodox faith in the western Plains, Mountain, and Great Southwestern states.

Speaking on the occasion of the opening of the Center in 2002, His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah described the center as representing a "big step for Orthodox Christianity in America. The Metropolis is geographically the largest in the United States, and finally has a physical marker and an administrative center from which we can reaffirm the continuity of our Apostolic Christian faith through the centuries and across ethnic boundaries."

The Center was designed by Mr. Christ Kamages, AIA, of San Francisco. It is a mix of Greek monastery construction with a Colorado twist—exposed wood beams above high-tech office space. The building cost approximately $4.2 million to build, and funds were received from many generous individuals throughout the Metropolis.

The Center is not merely an "office building" for the Metropolitan of Denver and his staff, but it is truly the home of all Orthodox Christians in the region. All are welcome to stop by and visit the 17,000 square-foot facility.


Come Visit Your Center!

The Metropolis Center is open daily, Monday to Friday. You are always welcome!.

Please feel free to come by and pray in the Metropolis Chapel where you may light a candle and sit in silent reflection and contemplation.

The chapel features a beautiful icon of the Theotokos, "Joy of All Who Sorrow and Seeker of the Perishing." Each Wednesday at 5:00 pm Metropolitan Isaiah celebrates the Small Paraklesis to the Mother of God in the Chapel, and all welcome to attend. More information about the icon ...

Visit the chapel

Chapel Entrance

Altar

Icon of the Theotokos
"Joy of All Who Sorrow"

Exterior Views

View from the North

View from the North East

View from the North East

Winter Photos, January 22, 2007

View from the East

View from the North East

View from the West

Metropolis Center Dedication

The Metropolis Center was formally opened in a dedication Ceremony on Friday, November 1, 2002. Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago was the senior hierarch and he conducted the Agiasmo ("Blessing Service") assisted by the Reverend Deacon Paul Zaharas. Other Hierarchs attending the ceremony were Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and Bishop John of Amorion. The clergy from the Metropolis parishes, together their faithful were also in attendance. Local religious and civic leaders, including Roman Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput, Colorado Governor Bill Owen, and Glendale Mayor Joe Rice were also present.

Dedication Ceremony: November 1, 2002

Bp. Anthimos, Bp. John,
Metr. Methodios, Metr. Iakovos,
Apb. Chaput, and Metr. Isaiah

Metr. Iakovos
celebrates the Agiasmo
with Metr. Isaiah

Metr. Iakovos
blesses the Great Hall
assisted by Dcn. Paul Zaharas

Metropolis Center Construction Photos

The Metropolis Center was built by PCL Construction Services. Physical construction began on September 12, 2001 and was completed on October 31, 2002.

We salute the PCL Project Manager, Mr. John O'Brien, and our on-site Construction Supervisor, Mr. Scott Grumley!

Construction Progress - The Cross is Installed: October 17, 2002

The PRC
Construction Crew

View from
the East

Metr. Isaiah Installs
Cross on Dome

Construction Progress - The Structure Rises: January 15, 2002

View from the West

View from the Southwest

View from the East

Construction Progress - The Concrete Pad: December 12, 2001

Fresh Concrete Pad View from the West

View from the South

View from the East

Construction Progress - The Structure Rises: January 30, 2001

View from the West

View from the South West

View from the East

Groundbreaking Ceremony: Saturday, May 19, 2001

Ground-Breaking Ceremony participants

Metropolitan Isaiah turns first shovel

Shovels After ceremony