The Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral of Denver welcomes you to catch one of our church tours, happening every other hour during the Denver Greek Festival.
Friday and Saturday Noon to 9 PM hourly
Sunday Noon to 4 PM hourly
Take a Look Inside the Dome
Visiting our church is visually memorable because of the vibrant colors and distinctive artistic style of our Byzantine iconography. The tour explains the meaning of these colorful icons in the Orthodox Church that bring the Bible to life in addition to their unique arrangement in the dome.
Orthodox architecture is purposeful. The architectural structure of this Orthodox Church is discussed, including the purposes of the narthex, nave and sanctuary. You will also learn about the purpose of large marble pillars with the mosaic icons in the front of the church.
This Orthodox Church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The Assumption of the Virgin Mary and its icon will be described as well as the meaning of the large “Platytera” icon of the Virgin Mary, created with countless mosaic tiles, in the front of the church.
History of the Orthodox Church
On this tour, Orthodoxy is defined, along with the differences between “Greek Orthodoxy” and “Eastern Orthodoxy.” The tour shares the history of the Greek Orthodox Church, dating back to the Apostles of Christ and flourishing during the Byzantine Empire.
Using the Five Senses
Orthodox Christians participate in worship using all of their senses. The tour discusses some aspects of our worship services including the Divine Liturgy celebrated on Sunday mornings.
It’s All Greek to Me
Individual questions will be taken after the formal tour. Interested in learning more? Call the church office about free classes at 303-388-9314 or visit our bookstore located in the Community Center.