An ever-growing number of persons from various backgrounds are becoming interested in the Orthodox Church. They are attracted to the beauty of her worship, the purity of her Christian faith, and her continuity with the past. These are only some of the treasures of the Church which has a history reaching back to the time of the Apostles.
We are pleased to be able to introduce you to the same worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, our site will acquaint you with what our parish offers to those who give it support and sustenance. To our current parishoners, we hope it will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness. They will, in any case, enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your church! Find out more here!
Orthos - 8:00 am
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 am
In addition to Sunday services, weekday liturgies for major Saints are held, with Orthros starting at 8:30 am and Liturgy at 9:30am. Please review our Church calendar or contact the church office at 303-388-9314 if you have a question regarding any of these services.
The Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral is located at the intersection of Leetsdale and Alameda, about two blocks East of Colorado Blvd.
From I-25, take the Colorado Blvd exit and drive North. At Alameda Avenue, turn right, going East for about two blocks. You will pass Leetsdale. The Assumption Cathedral will be on your right hand side.
Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or needs by phone, fax, visiting us, or by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. Please keep in mind if use any method other than phone it will take some time to get into the hands of the appropriate person. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Orthros - 8:00 am
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 am
In addition to our weekly Sunday services, weekday liturgies for major Saints are held, with Orthros starting at 8:30 am and Liturgy at 9:30am. Please review our Church calendar or contact the church office at 303-388-9314 if you have a question regarding any of these services.
Parish Council, Staff & Clergy
Parish Council, Staff & Clergy
Constantinos (Dino) Ioannides, President | 2016-2018
John Matzakos, Vice President | 2016-2018
George McCoy, Treasurer | 2014-2016
Chris Tzortzis, Secretary | 2015-2017
Terry Akerly | 2015-2017
Zaphiria (Zephie) Critikos | 2016-2018
Eric Landis | 2015-2017
Loukas Loukas | 2015-2017
Rick Maniatis | 2015-2017
Jason Martin | 2016-2018
Samantha Niemann | 2015-2017
Nicolette (Nikki) Phillips | 2016-2018
Michael Therianos | 2016-2018
Ted Vlassis | 2016-2018
Steve Zervas | 2015-2017
Fr. Chris was born in Gary, Indiana, having also lived in Ohio, New York and Greece. He spent his teenage years in Tucson, Arizona, also the home town of his wife, Maria. He served as a parish chanter and youth director before graduating from Holy Cross School of Theology in 1982, ordained to the priesthood the same year, and has served parishes across the West in California, Alaska, Washington, Arizona, Oklahoma, Nebraska and now Assumption Cathedral in Denver, Colorado. Fr. Chris has served as Diocese Youth Advisor in California, founded three University campus fellowships, worked in several summer camp programs and has been involved in five Archdiocese YAL conferences. He has presided over Pan Orthodox Clergy Councils, led a mission team to Africa and served for over ten years as co-editor of the Archdiocese Presbyter's newsletter.
Fr Dimitri was born in Washington D.C., baptized in Worcester, Massachusetts and grew up in Long Beach, California where he served as an acolyte under the direction of Rev. Fr Nicholas Billiris (1957-1970) at the Assumption of the Theotokos Parish. Both of his parents immigrated to this country from Greece in 1949. A May 2011 graduate of Holy Cross School of Theology, he was assigned to the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral of Denver in June of 2011. He has also served, as requested, for parishes in Boulder, Cheyenne, Colorado Springs, Loveland and Salt Lake City.
Fr Dimitri was a member of the Laramie Police Department (1978-2007) and served in the following capacities: Patrol Officer, SWAT Entry Officer, Staff Officer, Court Bailiff, Training Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, Staff Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Detective (specializing in the investigation of crimes against children), Hostage Negotiator, Public Information Officer, Patrol Lieutenant, Administrative Lieutenant, Internal Affairs, Division Commander, Recruiting, Testing & Hiring, Bomb Squad Commander and three tours as Interim Chief of Police.
During his Public Safety career he also served on numerous boards and commissions including: SAFE Project (Battered Spouse Program), ADAM Project (Batterers/Abusers Program), Albany County Child Protection Team, Incest Task Force, Suicide Task Force, Albany County School Board Trustee (1985 -- 2006), Wyoming Underage Drinking Advisory Council, Wyoming State Youth Council, Governor’s Substance Abuse & Violent Crime Advisory Board and the Wyoming Episcopal Church HR Wilderness Camp Advisory Board.
Please contact our church staff to schedule upcoming events and sacraments; stewardship and pledge information, to schedule a visit of our cathedral, etc.
Office hours are from 8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays.
Pete Thomas Nicholas (Niko) | Facilities Manager
Kenny Bland | Assistant Facilities Manager
Jose Otero | Custodial Staff