Holy Metropolis of Denver
Isaiah of Denver
His Eminence, Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver is a native of New Hampshire, having been born in Portsmouth. He is one of four children born to Dennis and Mary (Kapsimalis) Chronopoulos who had emigrated to the United states from Olympia, Greece. After his primary and high school education, he served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. In the autumn of 1954 he enrolled at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Brookline, Massachusetts. Upon his graduation in 1960, he attended the Ecumenical Patriarchate Seminary of Halki for graduate studies.
On February 25, 1962 Metropolitan Isaiah was ordained a deacon by His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos at Saint Spyridon Church in San Diego, California, having been tonsured a monk on the previous day. He received his ordination to the holy priesthood from His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Olympos at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, California, on March 18, 1962. His first assignment in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese was as assistant to the pastor at Holy Trinity Church in Salt Lake City Utah. In December of 1964 he was assigned as pastor at Saint John the Baptist Church in Youngstown, Ohio. On November 30, 1969 he was raised to the office of Archimandrite by Archbishop Iakovos at the consecration services of the new church and community center in Youngstown.
Archbishop Iakovos reassigned the Metropolitan to Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology as the Director of Student Life in August of 1971. Taking a leave of absence from his duties in February 1975, he enrolled as a graduate student at the School of Theology at the University of Thessaloniki, fulfilling requirements for the recognition of his master's degree in theology. He returned to the United States in July of that year and continued in his capacity as dean of students.
In September 1976 he was given additional responsibilities at the college-seminary as the Dean of Administrative Affairs together with his position as Dean of Students. In October 1977 he assumed additional duties as the Interim Pastor at Saint Nicholas Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Relinquishing all of these positions in March 1979, he was assigned as the Chancellor of the Diocese of Chicago under His Grace, Bishop Iakovos of Chicago.
Metropolitan Isaiah was elected to the rank of bishop by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey on April 10, 1986. He was consecrated a Bishop on May 25, 1986 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New York City, and was given the title of Bishop of Aspendos, a former Christian city in southwestern Asia Minor. In September 1986, His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos assigned him as the Chancellor of the Archdiocese in New York. Bishop Isaiah continued to function in this capacity until June 23, 1992 when he was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Denver by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, taking the new title on June 24, 1992 at special ceremonies in the Archdiocesan Chapel. He was enthroned as Bishop of Denver on September 10, 1992, at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Denver, Colorado.
On November 24, 1997 the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elevated him as Metropolitan of Proikonisos and Presiding Hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Denver. Metropolitan Isaiah was also appointed as President of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology on July 1, 1997 by His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon of America. He accepted a one-year term which officially ended on August 14, 1998.
On December 20, 2002 the Ecumenical Patriarchate elevated the status of the Diocese to a Metropolis, and elected Metropolitan Isaiah as Metropolitan of Denver.
Feastday: 9 May
4550 East Alameda Avenue, Denver. Colorado 80246-1208
1. Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Boulder, CO (80301). 5640, Jay Road
2. Archangel Michael, Colorado Springs, (CO 80907). 2215 Paseo Road
3. St John the Baptist, Graig, CO (81626). 691 Green Street, P.O. Box 848, Craig, CO 81626
4. Dormition of the Theotokos, Denver, CO (80246-1301). 4610 E. Alameda Avenue
5. St Spyridon, Loveland, CO (80537-5743). 745 East 5th Street.
6. St Nicholas, Grand Junction, CO (81506). 3585 North 12th Street
7. St Catherine, Greenwood Village, CO (80111-3319). 5555 South Yosemite Street
8. St John the Baptist, Pueblo, CO (81004). 1010 Spruce Street
9. Sts Constantine and Helen, Boise, ID (83702). 2618 West Bannock Street, Boise
10. Dormition of the Theotokos, Pocatello, ID (83205-4656). 528 North 5th Avenue, P.O. Box 4567
11. St Dionysios, Overland Park, KS (66212). 8100 West 95th Street
12. Holy Trinity, Wichita, KS (67208). 805 North Dellrose
13. St George, Shreveport, LA (71101). 1719 Creswell Street
14. Annunciation of the Theotokos, Kansas City, MO (64145). 12001 Wornall Road
15. Sts Constantine and Helen, Great Falls, MT (59401). 1101 First Avenue North
16. Annunciation of the Theotokos, Missoula, MT (59801-3936). 301 South 6th Street West
17. Dormition of the Theotokos, Bayard, ΝΕ (69334). 810 First Avenue
18. Annunciation of the Theotokos, Lincoln, NE (68505-2286). 950 North 63rd Street, P.O. Box 5501
19. St John the Baptist, Omaha, ΝΕ (68105-2712). 602 Park Avenue
20. Holy Spirit, 7505 Seward Street, Omaha, NE 68114-1713
21. St George, Albuquerque, NM (87102). 308 High Street, S.E.
22. Prophet Elijah, Santa Fe, Electra, NM (87505). 46 Calle Electra
23. St George, Oklahoma City, OK (73134). 2101 NW 145th Street
24. Holy Trinity, Tulsa, ΟΚ (74101). 1222 South Guthrie Avenue, P.O. Box 1491
25. Transfiguration of the Lord, Sioux Falls, SD (57105). 1936 South Summit Avenue
26. St John the Baptist, Amarillo, TX (79106). 1101 Bell Avenue
27. Transfiguration of the Lord, Austin, ΤΧ (78746). 414 Saint Stephen's School Road
28. St Nicholas, Corpus Christi, TX (78401). 502 South Chaparral Street, P.O. Box 343
29. Holy Trinity, Dallas, TX (75240-5412). 13555 Hillcrest Road
30. St John the Baptist, Euless, TX (76040-4625). 303 Cullum Drive
31. St Nicholas, El Paso, TX (79912-5802). 124 South Festival
32. St Dimitrios, Fort Worth, TX (76164). 2020 N.W. 21st. ST
33. Dormition of the Theotokos, Galveston, TX (77550). 1824 Ball Street, P.O. Box 655
34. Annunciation of the Theotokos, Houston, ΤΧ (77006-4388). 3511 Yoakum Boulevard
35. St Basil, Houston, TX (77077). 1100 Eldridge Parkway
36. St Andrew, Lubbock, TX (79493). 6001 81th Street, P.O. Box 93705
37. St George, Port Arthur, TX (77640). 3148 Thomas Boulevard, P.O. Box 3035
38. Dormition of the Theotokos, San Angelo, TX (76903). 801 Montecito Drive
39. St Sophia, San Antonio, TX (78212). 2504 North St. Mary's Street
40. St Nicholas, Waco, TX (76710). 617 North 17th Street
41. St John the Theologian, Webster, TX (77598). 202 North Walnut Street
42. Holy Cross, Wichita Falls, TX (76309). 3804 Old Seymour Road
43. Transfiguration of the Lord, Ogden, UT (84403). 674 42nd Street
44. Dormition of the Theotokos, Price, UT (84501). 61 South Second Street, P.O. Box 688
45. Holy Trinity, Salt Lake City, UT (84101-1797). 279 South 300 West
46. Prophet Elijah, Salt Lake City, UT (84117). 5335 Highland Drive
47. Holy Trinity, Casper, WY (82601). 1350 "C" Road, P.O. Box 1465
48. Sts Constantine and Helen, Cheyenne, WY (82001). 501 West 27th Street, P.O. Box 112
49. Holy Trinity, Rock Springs, WY (82901). 405 "N" Street
1. Prophet Elijah, Country Line Road, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO.
2. St George, 12th Street and Robertson, Worland, WY (82041)
1. Holy Archangels (Male), P.O. Box 422, Kendalia, TX 78027
2. St Paraskevi (Female), 6855 Little York Lane, Washington, TX 77880
3. Nativity of St John the Baptist (Female), 2805 South Forest Street, Denver, CO (80222)