The Chapel of St. Maximos the Confessor is a parish of the Diocese of Colorado Springs and Southern America, Genuine Orthodox Church of America
The Right Reverend Bishop John—ruling bishop
The Reverend Father Symeon—presiding priest
Please contact Fr. Symeon if you would like to learn more about Orthodox Christianity and communion with the Genuine Orthodox Church of America, or would like information regarding services in the chapel.
The Chapel of St. Maximos the Confessor is located in the home of Father Symeon and Presbytera Bridget. Originally located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as of November 2104 the chapel has been moved (with the blessing of Bishop John) to the Black Forest area on the north side of the Colorado Springs, Colorado, greater metropolitan area. (Father Symeon is also serving in the Chapel of St. Mark of Ephesus located in the Security-Widefield area on the south side of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area.)
The original founding of the chapel in was publicly announced the first week of October, 2006, when the following article was approved for release and submitted to the local newspapers:
This week a new Eastern Orthodox chapel was dedicated to St. Maximos the Confessor here in Albuquerque. Serving the Liturgy was Archimandrite George of the Dormition Skete, Buena Vista, Colorado. The chapel (and skete) are under the omophorion (jurisdiction) of His Eminence, The Most Reverend Archbishop Gregory of Denver and Colorado.
Following this, for several years reader services were regularly held, with Holy Liturgy being served in the chapel on those occasions when visiting clergy were present. To better serve the faithful in the area, on the Sunday of the New Martyrs of Russia in 2009,† Archbishop Gregory ordained Father Symeon up through the ranks of the clergy to deacon. Then, on Holy Saturday in 2009,‡ Father Symeon was blessed and consecrated by Archbishop Gregory to the priesthood for the church of Saint Maximos the Confessor.
† January 26th in the Julian or Old Style (OS) calendar, which corresponds to February 8th in the Gregorian or New Style (NS) calendar.
‡ April 5 (OS) / April 18 (NS)