Clergy-Laity Assembly, May 5 & 6, 2017
Greenwood Village, Colorado

The theme for the 2017 Metropolis of Denver Clergy-Laity Assembly was Finding Purpose in His Gifts, which focused on our God-given gifts collectively to the glory of God and for the benefit of His people.

Friday May 5, 2017
Following Divine Liturgy, the Clergy-Laity assembly convened with prayer and the the following presentations were offered:

The Friday luncheon has traditionally been hosted by the Metropolis Philoptochos as a fund-raising benefit for the Bishop Anthimos Seminarian Scholarship Fund. This year Father Rob Spaliatsos, Pastor of Annunciation parish in Missoula, Montana, and a recipient of the Scholarship during his seminary studies, addressed those present.

During the evening, delegates enjoyed the Grand Banquet held at the Doubletree by Hilton Ballroom.  Dr. Charles Beck offered a presentation, “Becoming Orthodox.”

Saturday May 6, 2017
On Saturday, delegates met for plenary sessions to discuss business matters regarding the life of the Metropolis and its the parishes.  During the Plenary Session, elections were held for two representatives to the Archdiocese Council and eight positions on the Metropolis Council.  Eight clergy positions on the Metropolis Council were filled by the Clergy Syndesmos earlier in the week.  Eight additional appointments will be made by Metropolitan Isaiah to finalize the Metropolis Council.

Ted Koinis
Keith Maib



  • Metropolis Council Members

Elected at Plenary Session


Elected by Clergy Syndesmos

Scott Akins
Nick Azar
Charles Beck
Paul Bitsos
Chris Canellos
Jim Dunlap
Sam Galeotos
Lou Roussalis


Fr. George Gartelos
Fr. Jordan Brown
Fr. John Tsaras
Fr.  Mario Giannopoulos
Fr. Christopher Constantinides*
Fr. Dimitrios Kyritsis
Fr. Michael Lambakis
Fr. Luke Palumbis

*Fr. Constantinides replaces Fr.  Peter Kostakis, who stepped down after being elected.


Sunday May 7, 2017
The culmination of the Assembly weekend was the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated by Metropolitan Isaiah and concelebrant clergy on Sunday morning at Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Greenwood Village.


2017 Clergy-Laity Assembly Program

The Clergy-Laity Assembly Program includes welcome letters, ministry, committee and financial reports.

Clergy-Laity Assembly Archives

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Clergy-Laity Assembly, May 13 & 14, 2011 Albuquerque, New  Mexico

Clergy-Laity Assembly, May 31 & June 1, 2013  Kansas City, Missouri

Clergy-Laity Assembly, May 1 & 2, 2015  Houston, Texas

Clergy-Laity Assembly, May 5 & 6, 2017  Greenwood Village, Colorado