Non-Metropolis Clergy Requesting to Enter the Metropolis of Denver
These procedures are applicable to all clergy, both from the Archdiocesan District or other Metropolises of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, as well as from other canonical Orthodox jurisdictions.
Pan-Orthodox clergy from canonical Orthodox parishes in the State of Colorado do not require adeia to participate in liturgical services at neighboring parishes. It is assumed that the locally-assigned clergy have previously introduced themselves formally to Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver at the Metropolis Center.
Requesting Permission to Enter the Metropolis of Denver
Clergy — both priests and deacons — desiring to enter the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver should follow these administrative procedures. Otherwise canonical permission to enter the Metropolis cannot and will not be granted by Metropolitan Isaiah.
The clergyman must first request permission from his own hierarch to be absent from his current canonical assignment.
The clergyman must himself obtain a written statement from his own hierarch, stating:
(a) that the clergyman is a priest (or deacon) in good standing,
(b) that he has hierarchical permission to be absent, and
(c) that he has permission to request entrance into the Metropolis of Denver.
The clergyman must address a written request to Metropolitan Isaiah asking his blessing:
(a) to enter the Metropolis of Denver,
(b) on a specific date, or range of dates, and
(c) to serve at a specific parish.
A copy of the written adeia (canonical permission) from the clergyman's hierarch must be forwarded to Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver.
The copy of the hierarchical adeia sent to Metropolitan Isaiah may come directly from that hierarch's office, or it may be enclosed with the written request received from the clergyman.
The written request from the clergyman to Metropolitan Isaiah may be sent by regular mail, by facsimile transmission (FAX), or by e-mail:
His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver
4550 East Alameda Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80246-1208
Receiving Permission to Enter the Metropolis of Denver
After both of the items listed below have been received, the Metropolis Chancellor's Office will prepare the adeia to enter the Metropolis and submit it to Metropolitan Isaiah.
(a) the hierarchical letter from the clergyman's hierarch, and
(b) the letter requesting adeia to enter the Metropolis of Denver from the clergyman.
Once approved by Metropolitan Isaiah and signed, the adeia will be sent to the requesting clergyman via mail, FAX, and/or email.
A copy of the signed adeia will additionally be sent to the requesting clergyman's heirarch as well as to the pastor of the parish the clergyman will be visiting, also via mail, FAX, and/or email.