Friday, May 17, 2024

A new hierarch for the Metropolis of Denver

(GOARCH) - His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America is pleased to announce that the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate accepted the Holy Eparchial Synod’s petition and unanimously elected His Grace Bishop Constantine of Sassima as the new Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Denver at its meeting today.

His Eminence Metropolitan Constantine of Denver was born in Baltimore on October 30th, 1966. He graduated from Hellenic College (BA) in 1991 and Holy Cross (Master of Divinity) in 1994. Thereafter, he was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in 1994 and has served the Sacred Archdiocese of America in various capacities ever since as an Archimandrite and Presiding Priest at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Baltimore, and as Chancellor of the Holy Metropolises of New Jersey and Denver, respectively. Furthermore, he has served on the Archdiocesan Council and the Board of Trustees at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Most recently, he served the pastoral and liturgical needs of the Holy Metropolis of Denver.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros has directed the clergy of the Holy Metropolis of Denver to commemorate the canonical name of their new Shepherd in the divine services. The Archbishop also expressed his gratefulness to the Locum Tenens of the Holy Metropolis of Denver, His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago, for his loving and faithful archpastoral oversight of the metropolis, its clergy, and faithful.

The Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Constantine of Denver will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Assumption in Denver, Colorado. The following day, Sunday of the Holy Pentecost, His Eminence will celebrate his first Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral as the new Metropolitan of Denver.

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