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:
- His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah's Keynote Address
- Deacon Paul Zaharas's Administrative Objectives Presentation
- Father Theodore Dorrance Presentation: Finding Purpose in God's Gifts
- Metropolis Resource Development Committee (Sam Galeotos)
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.
- Plenary Session Minutes
- Resolution Regarding Parish Standard Deduction
- Resolution Regarding the Use of Income for Total Commitment
- Archdiocese Council Representatives
- Metropolis Council Members
Elected at Plenary Session
Elected by Clergy Syndesmos
Fr. George Gartelos
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.
Metropolis of Denver
Clergy-Laity Assembly Archives
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