Everyone is welcome to worship God with us according to the ancient Orthodox Christian tradition at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The language of our parish is English; all of our services are in English as well as the sermon. Whenever hymns or Psalm verses are repeated in the services, we generally first chant them in their original, New Testament Greek and then in English. The Lord's Prayer is recited in English and in New Testament Greek.
Our services are liturgical:
We follow the Orthodox liturgical tradition. Our services consist of Psalms, prayers, petitions, and Scripture readings. All services are chanted antiphonally by the priest and the congregation, without instrumental accompaniment. The words and melodies are in the traditional Byzantine style.
Our services are ancient:
Our services are ancient in structure and content. The Divine Liturgy we celebrate was compiled, not composed, by Saint John Chrysostom in the fourth century.
We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church The link titled Our Faith at the top and bottom of this page will provide you with some introductory articles on the Orthodox Church. The best book to read about Orthodox Christianity is The Orthodox Church by Timothy Ware (ISBN 0-14-014656-3), and we highly recommend it to you.
Our congregation consists of the faithful Orthodox Christians from traditionally Orthodox countries such as Greece, Romania, Serbia, Russia and Bulgaria. We also have those born here in America, who are second, third and fourth generation from our forbearers. In addition, many parishioners are simply 'Americans' -- those who have converted from the Roman Catholic and Protestant denominations.
We are under the spiritual and ecclesiastical jurisdiction of His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver. The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver is a part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, which is an eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.