Publish-header
Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2023-01-29
Bulletin Contents
Ignatiosgodbearer
Organization Icon
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 Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1.

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Canaanite
The Reading is from Matthew 15:21-28

At that time, Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon." But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." And he answered, "It is not fair to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.


BACK TO TOP

Saints and Feasts

Ignatiosgodbearer
January 29

Removal of the Relics of Ignatius the God-bearer

Saint Ignatius was a disciple of Saint John the Theologian, and a successor of the Apostles, and he became the second Bishop of Antioch, after Evodus. He wrote many epistles to the faithful, strengthening them in their confession, and preserving for us the teachings of the holy Apostles. Brought to Rome under Trajan, he was surrendered to lions to be eaten, and so finished the course of martyrdom about the year 107. The remnants of his bones were carefully gathered by the faithful and brought to Antioch. He is called God-bearer, as one who bare God within himself and was aflame in heart with love for Him. Therefore, in his Epistle to the Romans (ch. 4), imploring their love not to attempt to deliver him from his longed-for martyrdom, he said, "I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found to be the pure bread of God."

Saint John Chrysostom has a homily in honour of the translation of the Saint's relics (PG 50:587).


BACK TO TOP

Special Services

Thursday, February 2 - The Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple

8:45AM Orthros, 10:00AM Divine Liturgy

Friday, February 10 - Hieromartyr Haralambos

9:00AM Orthros, 10:00AM Divine Liturgy

BACK TO TOP

Hospitality Ministry

Thank you to our Parish Council for hosting and sponsoring today's Agape Coffee Fellowship with gratitude to the community for their continued support.

If you'd like to be a hostess or host, please sign up on the board that is located in our Parish Hall or on line at: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084DA4AF22A7F94-agape9

Hosting duties include setting up, serving the coffee and cleaning up. We will always pair you with an experienced hostess!

Questions? Please contact Barbara Soldano or Caryn Flannery (philoptochos@agoc.us).

For Agape Fellowship Sponsoring opportunities/availability and guidelines please contact Margot Racano at: office@agoc.us.

BACK TO TOP

Parish News

January 29, 2023 - Annual General Assembly

Our Parish Council requests your support and attention. Following Divine Liturgy we will have our Annual General Assembly Meeting in our Community Hall. The Agape Fellowship will be hosted by your Parish Council Members. General Assembly Meetings are very important for the future of our Assumption Church....Your ideas, suggestions, comments and support are welcome and needed.

House Blessings

Please contact Fr. Nikolas by email or phone to schedule a house or office blessing.

February 5, 2023 - Godparent Sunday

Our Assumption Church Family will be celebrating Godparents Sunday on February 5, 2023. Please join your Godchild and spiritual family to affirm our shared commitment to live our Orthodox Christian faith in communion with God and one another. Our Catechism students and all parishioners are encouraged to invite their godparent(s)/sponsor(s) to Church for worship and fellowship.

Consecration News

Please visit the homepage of our Church website at www.agoc.us  to learn more about the preparations and upcoming events for the Holy Consecration of our Church on September 30-October 1, 2023.

Sunday Collection Basket

We are very thankful for the support of so many families and individuals who financially support the Ministries of our Assumption Church. Your Stewardship Commitment and donations for candles, Feast Days and special offerings help our Church meet the Yearly Budget. Our Parish Council has decided to continue placing the traditional Collection Basket on a table in the Narthex. Parishioners and visitors may offer a donation if they wish following Divine Liturgy and other Services as they exit the Church. Thank you for your gifts that support the many Ministries and programs of our Church. God Bless you.

BACK TO TOP

Souperbowl of Caring

    Together We Can Beat Hunger - Food Drive

    Together We Can Beat Hunger - Food Drive

    Join our parish in the IOCC Souper Bowl of Caring! Please bring nonperishable food items and/or a small monetary contribution to Church on any Sunday for the month of February. Donation boxes are in the outer Narthex. The food will be donated to Daily Bread Food Pantry in Danbury and your monetary contribution to IOCC will help people in need across the globe.


BACK TO TOP

Youth Choir

Mark your calendars! -  February 18th, 4:00 - 8:30 - Youth Choir Music Night...a little work, a little play and a LOT OF FUN!...Please RSVP by February 1st.
BACK TO TOP

Ladies Philoptochos Society

Assumption Protomagiatiko Family Dance

Save the date! All invited!

Sunday, April 30, 2023
Time 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Place: Amber Room Colonnade

Live band, appetizers, buffet, dessert, cash bar

Philoptochos Birthday Party

Save the Date: Wednesday 02/15 at 5.45pm at Barbarie’s Grill. Come celebrate with us December to February Birthdays!!

Philoptochos Stewardship Sunday

Sunday 01/29 after divine liturgy, please stop by Philoptochos table at church hall, renew your stewardship/membership and grab a complimentary Frape! Men are invited to join as associate members.

Philoptochos Stewardship

January and February are 2023 Stewardship months! You may make online stewardship donations by CLICKING HERE. BE SURE TO CHECK OFF LADIES PHILOPTOCHOS/last on the list. Email us at philoptochos@agoc.us 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:

https://agoc.us/agoc-organizations/philoptochos/.

Stay connected with us: Facebook Assumption Ladies Philoptochos Danbury

BACK TO TOP

Michael Kallas Scholarship

    Michael Kallas Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Michael Kallas Memorial Scholarship Fund

    In association with the Ladies Philoptochos Society, we are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2023 Michael Kallas Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is available for any graduating High School boy or girl. Applications are available at the church vestibule. Completed applications must be returned to Fevri Gkanatsios, Ladies Philoptochos, by March 31, 2023. Applications received after this date will not be accepted. Click link for application.


BACK TO TOP

Athletics

Basketball Schedule

Sat 2/4

1:00 JV vs Bridgeport at Holy Trinity, Waterbury
2:00 Youth vs Bridgeport at Holy Trinity, Waterbury
3:00 Farm vs Bridgeport at Holy Trinity, Waterbury
3:30 Varsity vs Stamford United at Annunciation, Stamford

Sun 2/5

5:30 Varsity vs Waterbury at Holy Trinity, Waterbury

BACK TO TOP

Links for Livestreaming Services

Pray with us by subscribing to the Assumption YouTube channel 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9tD5mB_u3GgO1J8ikwIW0g

Or by visiting our Assumption page on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/assumptiongreekorthodoxchurch/videos/?ref=page_internal

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

BACK TO TOP

Calendar

  • Month at-a-Glance

    January 29 to February 26, 2023

    Sunday, January 29

    Sunday of the Canaanite

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM General Assembly

    Thursday, February 2

    The Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, February 5

    Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Friday, February 10

    Hieromartyr Haralambos

    9:00AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, February 12

    Sunday of the Prodigal Son

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Thursday, February 16

    7:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Saturday, February 18

    Saturday of Souls

    Sunday, February 19

    Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, February 22

    12:00PM Dorothy Day Sandwiches - parish hall

    Saturday, February 25

    Cheesefare Saturday

    Sunday, February 26

    Forgiveness Sunday

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM 9-month Memorial (Demetrios Gabriel)

BACK TO TOP