Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2021-08-01
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Assumption Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (203) 748-2992
  • Fax:
  • (203) 748-7747
  • Street Address:

  • 30 Clapboard Ridge Road

  • Danbury, CT 06811

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Orthros at 8:45 am - Sundays
Divine Liturgy at 10am - Sundays
Weekday Divine Liturgies without Orthros begin with the Doxology at 9:50 am

Past Bulletins

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal First Mode. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 12:6-14.

Brethren, having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Gospel Reading

6th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:1-8

At that time, getting into a boat Jesus crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven." And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say 'Rise and walk?' But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" he then said to the paralytic -- "Rise, take up your bed and go home." And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.


Saints and Feasts

August 06

Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Our Lord had spoken to His disciples many times not only concerning His Passion, Cross, and Death, but also concerning the coming persecutions and afflictions that they themselves would endure. Since all these evils were near at hand, but the enjoyment of good things which they hoped to receive in their stead was yet to come, our Savior desired to give them full assurance, evidently and openly, concerning that glory which is prepared for those who endure to the end. Therefore, fulfilling that which He had promised shortly before, that "there be some standing here which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in His Kingdom" (Matt. 16:28), He took His three foremost disciples and ascended Mount Tabor, where He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as the light. Suddenly, together with this dread and marvelous effulgence of light, there appeared those pinnacles of the Prophets, Moses and Elias, who spoke with the Lord Jesus concerning His saving Passion which was about to take place. Standing before Him as reverent servants, they showed that He is the Lord of both the living and the dead, for Moses came forth from Hades, having died many centuries before, and Elias, as it were from heaven, whither he had been taken up while yet alive. After a little while a radiant cloud overshadowed them and out of the cloud they heard that same voice which had been heard at the Jordan at the Baptism of Christ, testifying to the Divinity of Jesus and saying: "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well-pleased; hear ye Him" (Matt. 17: 5).

Such are the marvels, truly worthy of God, celebrated in this present feast, which is an image and prefiguring of the future state of the righteous, whose splendor the Lord spoke of, saying: "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun" (Matt. 13:43). It is because of this that the Kontakion of this Feast is said daily (when there is not a great feast) in the Service of the Typica in perpetual commemoration of the glory that will be the lot of the Saints. According to tradition, the Lord's Transfiguration came to pass forty days before His Crucifixion; this is why the Transfiguration is celebrated forty days before the Exaltation of the Cross.


Parish News

Special Services this Week

Wednesday, August 4 - 6:00PM Paraklisis

Friday, August 6 - Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 9:00AM Orthros, 10:00AM Divine Liturgy

Friday, August 6 - 6:00PM Paraklisis

Church Tag Sale - Saturday, Oct. 2 

Save the date!! More details to follow in the coming weeks. (rain date – Oct. 9)


Ladies Philoptochos Society


We have been blessed over the years with the many women, men and families who have helped host and serve at the coffee hour. We are looking for more parishioners to offer their support to this very important Ministry.

Our Ladies Philoptochos oversees this Ministry....remember, all families and members are asked to host/serve at least one Sunday a year. We try to have two individuals/families work together for each Sunday. The Coffee Fellowship Committee will guide and help.  We NEED YOU to sign up.  Click on the link to review the dates needed and sign-up  Agape Coffee Fellowship 2021 Hostess/Host Volunteers. Additional sign-ups will be shared every two months.

You may contact Eleni Manolakes ( or Caryn Flannery ( with questions.

If we don't have enough volunteers, we may be forced to cancel some Sundays!

Stewardship: If you haven’t renewed yet, please renew by CLICKING HERE.  BE SURE TO CHECK OFF LADIES PHILOPTOCHOS. Email us at to notify us you have submitted a stewardship offering. You may also mail your stewardship offering and include a Stewardship Form, available on the church site: We invite all men of our parish to become our Philoptochos Associates!

Festival of Tables 2021: Save the date for November 6, 2021. Our Ladies will celebrate the 20th  FOT anniversary. Please let Rose Koulouris or Ourania Carino know if you want to host a table or donate a raffle!


Youth/Family Ministry

It's time to Soak Up the Son!

This week we will begin to explore the meaning of truth and compassion. What does truth mean to you?

Week Seven Episode:

Week Seven Activity Guide:


Creation Care Ministry

There is nothing that has been created without some reason, even if human nature is incapable of knowing precisely the reason for them all. ~ St. John Chrysostom

Work has begun to grade the garden area in time for fall plantings! Thank you to those who have already offered monetary donations, a pallet of stone pavers, and physical help sowing the garden. We invite and encourage everyone to share in this act of prayer and help our garden grow! We welcome all donations of time, talent and treasure. 

Please email to add your name to our ministry contact list.


Links for Livestreaming Services

Pray with us by subscribing to the Assumption YouTube channel

Or by visiting our Assumption page on Facebook

Live events will be streamed on both these services on programmed service hours.



  • Month at-a-Glance

    August 1 to August 29, 2021

    Sunday, August 1

    6th Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, August 4

    6:00PM Paraklisis

    Friday, August 6

    Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

    9:00AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    6:00PM Paraklisis

    Sunday, August 8

    7th Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, August 11

    6:00PM Paraklisis

    Friday, August 13

    6:00PM Paraklisis

    Saturday, August 14

    Forefeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary

    6:00PM 6:00pm - Great Vespers with Artoklasia

    Sunday, August 15

    The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Thursday, August 19

    7:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Sunday, August 22

    9th Sunday of Matthew

    College Student Sunday

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    1:00PM Baptism. New Britain

    Thursday, August 26

    The Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalie

    6:00PM Vespers Service for the Feast of St. Fanourios the Great Martyr

    Sunday, August 29

    Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy