Clergy Request for Absence Clergy Request for Absence


Metropolis Clergy Requesting to be Absent from the Metropolis of Denver

Applicability
These procedures are applicable to all clergy, both Priests and Deacons, of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver.

These procedures are to be followed by clergy desiring to be absent from their parish assignment for any reason or for any length of time, whether they intend to remain within, or travel outside of, the Metropolis of Denver.

Requesting Permission to be Absent from the Metropolis of Denver
Clergy — both priests and deacons — desiring to be absent from their parish assignment must follow these administrative procedures. Otherwise canonical permission to be absent from the Metropolis cannot and will not be granted by Metropolitan Isaiah.

Assistant Priests and Deacons must first obtain the permission of their Proistamenos before requesting adeia from the Metropolitan. Their written request must explicitly state that they have done so, and the request must indicate that a carbon copy (cc:) has been provided to the Proistamenos.

The clergyman must address a written request to Metropolitan isaiah asking his blessing:

(a) to be absent from his parish,
(b) on a specific date, or a range of dates, and
(d) to serve within:

the Direct Archdiocesan District
a specific Metropolis of the Archdiocese
a specific canonical Orthodox Jursidiction in the United States,
a specific Patriarchate or Autocephalous Church.

The written request from the clergyman to Metropolitan Isaiah may be sent by regular mail, by facsimile transmission (FAX), or by e-mail:

Mailing Address:
His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver
4550 East Alameda Avenue
Denver, Colorado  80246-1208

FAX:  303-333-7796

Email:  chancellor@denver.goarch.org


Receiving Permission to be Absent from the Metropolis of Denver
After the letter requesting adeia to be absent from the Metropolis of Denver from the clergyman has been received, the Metropolis Chancellor's Office will prepare the adeia to be absent from the Metropolis and submit it to Metropolitan Isaiah.

Once approved by Metropolitan Isaiah and signed, the adeia will be sent to the requesting clergyman via mail, FAX, and/or e-mail as appropriate.

A copy of the signed adeia will additionally be sent to the Hierarch of the Metropolis or Jurisdiction that the clergyman wishes to enter, also via mail, FAX, and/or e-mail as appropriate.