Parish Council and Parish Registry Parish Council and Parish Registry

Parish Council Elections 2023

Members of the Parish Council are elected by their fellow parishioners. Specific procedures to be followed and forms to be completed in conducting these elections are issued annually by His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver.


Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series

Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series, from the Clergy Family Initiative a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Benefits Office, will be used by Clergy as part of the mandatory Parish Council Nominee Training as mandated by the regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Please watch the videos with His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah, because these were filmed for the Metropolis of Denver.

Uniform Parish Regulations (UPR)

The Uniform Parish Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America contain the policies, rules, operation procedures and controls to promote effective governance of Church activities at all levels; plus, communications procedures to assure those in positions of responsibility understand these policies, rules and regulations and the obligations of their position. 

Parish Stationery Guidelines

The Uniform Parish Regulations require that each parish use specified settings on its stationery and publications. To facilitate implementation of this requirement, the Archdiocese has produced a Graphic Standards Manual for Parishes.  Please click the link to access this manual, the seals, and stationery templates.

Guidelines for Submitting Sacramental Forms

Important Guidelines on how to submit documents to the Metropolis Registry 

National Ministries Commitment

The Archdiocese Finance Committee assesses an annual amount to each Metropolis and to the Archdiocesan District to fund the Archdiocese budget.


The Parish Registry

Each parish maintains its own registry of births, marriages, and deaths. There are three separate registry books for baptisms and chrismations, marriages, and deaths.

The Parish Pastor is personally responsible for maintaining these registers correct and up to date.

Since the registry books are prepared in Greek, and since not all clergy read and understand Greek, click one of the following for a translation of the column headings in each register.