Greece and the Church: The Presentation of Faith with His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver and Fr. Christopulos
The University of Denver is pleased to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence through a series of engaging webinars in collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the Enrichment Program at the University of Denver and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver.
His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah and Fr. Christopulos will discuss Greece and the Church, and how the last 100 years preserved the 100 years prior in time.
His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver is a native of New Hampshire. 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. Metropolitan Isaiah was elevated to the rank of Bishop by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey, on April 10, 1986. 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. 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. On December 20, 2002, the Ecumenical Patriarchate elevated the status of the Diocese to a Metropolis, and in 2003, elected Metropolitan Isaiah as Metropolitan of Denver.
Rev. Fr. Louis Christopulos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver, is a native son and a long-time priest in the Metropolis of Denver. He brings many years of administrative and pastoral parish service to the position of Chancellor of the Metropolis. He was formerly pastor of St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church in Greenwood Village.
Louis Xenophon "Kip" Cheroutes is the University of Denver Program Manager with Japan, Vietnam and the President of public affairs firm LXC Strategies, Inc. Mr. Cheroutes is the former District Director, Legislative Assistant to U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder and a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce District Export Council. Mr. Cheroutes holds a BA from the University of Colorado and a Program Completion from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.