The Clergy-Laity Assembly of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver meets one year prior to the biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America so that any necessary resolutions or recommendations can be forwarded to the Congress for consideration.
The Assembly deals with matters affecting the life and growth of the parishes within the Metropolis. These include the spiritual well-being of the faithful, uniform governance of parishes, educational programs, financial systems, philanthropic concerns, and the organization and effectiveness of parishes. The Local Assembly also submits proposals and recommendations regarding the national church to the Archdiocese for submission to the next Congress.
The members of the Assembly are: the Metropolitan, the Chancellor, the members of the Metropolis Council, the Vice President of the Metropolis Philoptochos Board, members of the Archdiocesan Council within the Metropolis, and clergy and lay representatives of the parishes. Each parish may have four representatives: the parish Priest; the parish council president of the Parish Council, and two members of the parish.
The Metropolis Philoptochos Biennial Convention and the Church Music Federation Convention occur simultaneously.
A fall date for the 2021 Metropolis of Denver Clergy-Laity Assembly is being considered for an in-persons assembly. Dates and location will be announced in the near future.
Clergy-Laity Assembly Archives
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