Why are we known as “Greek Orthodox”?
It reflects our historical background:
term “Greek Orthodox” simply indicates that our Church has its
geographic roots where the Apostles — Paul, Timothy, Luke and
Silas — first preached in Greek-speaking regions of Asia Minor
and Macedonia. Similarly, “Roman Catholic” designates that
Church which has its roots in Rome.
the Roman Catholic Church is not just for Romans or Italians,
any more than the Greek Orthodox Church is just for Greeks!
to an Orthodox Church as “Greek,” “Russian,” “Syrian,”
“Romanian,” etc. is comparable to speaking about a Roman
Catholic Church as “Italian,” “French,” “Polish,” “Irish,” etc.
founding members of Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church were
immigrants from Greece and their America-born children.
They established a church for all Orthodox
Christians living here, and for all wishing to embrace
the ancient, Biblical, Apostolic, Orthodox Christian faith.
Who are we affiliated with?
The Ecumenical Patriarchate:
adjective “Greek” also identifies us as a parish of the
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver.
Metropolis is one of eight dioceses in the
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Archdiocese, in turn, is an Eparchy (province) of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
are under the immediate spiritual and ecclesiastical
His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver.
We are an American parish for everyone!