His Eminence Metropolitan Constantine of Denver

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Metropolitan Constantine of Denver -- Biography Metropolitan Constantine was born in 1966 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the son of the late Petros (a refugee from Asia Minor born in Athens) and Sarah (of Mobile, Alabama), and is the youngest of three children. From an early age, Metropolitan Constantine served as an acolyte at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore, Maryland, under the late Fr. Constantine M. Monios, a mentor who encouraged him to pursue ordained ministry. In 1988, he began his studies at Hellenic College and graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 1994. He was ordained to both the holy Diaconate and Presbyterate in 1996 by the late Metropolitan Silas of New Jersey, and was assigned to the Annunciation Cathedral in Baltimore, the same parish where he was baptized and raised. He was elevated to Archimandrite in 2002, at which time he was also installed as Dean of the Cathedral and served as its Proistamenos for 24 years. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Upon the recommendation of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to the Holy and Sacred Synod of Constantinople, presided by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the unanimous election to the Episcopacy of the Very Reverend Constantine Moralis on July 22, 2022, was announced, with the title of the once renowned See of Sassima. The new Bishop Constantine of Sassima was appointed as the auxiliary Bishop for the Holy Metropolis of Denver, to serve under His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver. His ordination took place on October 15, 2022, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City, New York, with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presiding, along with hierarchs and clergy from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. As the Auxiliary Hierarch, Metropolitan Constantine traveled to all the parishes within the Metropolis at least once, and more than once to multiple parishes to become familiar with their locations and meet the faithful parishioners of the Metropolis. Following Metropolitan Isaiah’s retirement, and upon the recommendation of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to the Holy and Sacred Synod of Constantinople, presided by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, elected Bishop Constantine of Sassima as the new Metropolitan of Denver, on May 17, 2024. His responsibilities will be to oversee the largest Metropolis geographically, which includes 13 states with 49 parishes. The Enthronement of Metropolitan Constantine of Denver will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral of the Assumption in Denver, Colorado, with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros officiating, along with many Hierarchs, clergy, and laity participating. May God Grant Him Many Years! AXIOS!