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Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2023-10-15
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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. Fourth Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15.

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.

All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
The Reading is from Luke 8:5-15

The Lord said this parable: "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience." As he said these things, he cried out "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


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Saints and Feasts

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October 15

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

On the Sunday that falls on or immediately after the eleventh of this month, we chant the Service to the 350 holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which gathered in Nicaea in 787 under the holy Patriarch Tarasius and during the reign of the Empress Irene and her son, Constantine Porphyrogenitus, to refute the Iconoclast heresy, which had received imperial support beginning with the Edict issued in 726 by Emperor Leo the Isaurian. Many of the holy Fathers who condemned Iconoclasm at this holy Council later died as Confessors and Martyrs for the holy Icons during the second assult of Iconoclasm in the ninth century, especially during the reigns of Leo the Armenian and Theophilus.


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Hospitality Ministry

Thank you to our Parish Council for hosting and spponsoring today's Coffee Fellowship in honor of National Church Music Sunday.

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: September and October Sign Up and November and December Coffee SignUp.

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.

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Church Life

Holy Baptism

October 14 - William, son of Margaret and Papadoulias of Ridgefield, CT. Sponsor is Kristina Orlen.

October 15 - Emilia Grace, son of Ariana and David Miceli of Bethel, CT. Sponsor is Alexis Chipouras.

Sarantismos/Newborn Blessing

Mihalitsa Antonia, daughter of Eleni & Eftihi Marnelakis of Southbury, CT.

God's Grace and Life. ΝΑ ΜΑΣ ΖΗΣΟΥΝ!

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Youth Ministry Leader Meeting

After Divine Liturgy (Oct. 15) in Conference Room
Let us put our trust in God who is everywhere present and filling all things, knowing that while we labor, it is “God who gives the increase” (1 Corinthians 3:7).
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Special Services

Wednesday, October 18 - Luke the Evangelist

9:00AM Orthros

10:00AM Divine Liturgy

Thursday, October 26 - The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer

8:45AM Orthros

10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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National Church Music Sunday

Celebration Today!

On the Sunday which follows the Feast Day of St. Romanos, patron saint of church musicians, our Archdiocese celebrates National Church Music Sunday. It is a day set aside across our entire Archdiocese to commemorate the dedicated and talented women and men in our congregation whose stewardship provides music for our liturgical services throughout the year.

With National Church Music Sunday falling on the day of our Holy Consecration, we will be celebrating today. In addition to a special blessing for our Church musicians, our Consecration Choir will offer their musical presentation at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.

Thank you to our Parish Council for hosting and sponsoring today's Coffee Fellowship in honor of National Church Music Sunday.

When you see any of our adult and youth choir directors, choir members, chanters/psaltes and others who contribute to the music programs of the Assumption Church, please tell them how much you appreciate their gift to our parish.

Current Choir Members to be Honored

Youth Choir
Elena Amperidis
Gabrielle Dallaku
Maria Giannoutsos
Sofia Giannoutsos
Yana Giannoutsos
Kalliope Karloutsos
Samantha Polistena
Zoy Polistena
Alithea Romano
Genevieve Skeadas
Sophia Terilli
Agni Tsirikou
Melina Tsirikou
Athanasia Valassis
Konstantine (Kosta) Valassis
Eva Ziemnicki
Stefan Ziemnicki

Adult Choir
Linda Dallaku
Juliet Faust
Fevri Gkanatsios
Anne Ktorides
Kurt Mederer
Therese Papadopoulos
Erica Skeadas
Cindy Ziemnicki

Downstairs Choir
Nikidora Bochinis
Nickolas Metaxas
Presvytera Faye Lassios

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Parish Council

PARISH COUNCIL - 2024-2025 Term

TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF OUR ASSUMPTION CHURCH: Please use this form to submit your name to serve on the parish council of our Assumption Church. We encourage all members of our Church to make a commitment and learn how our Church does its best to fulfill the Ministries that our Lord, Jesus Christ calls us to do. Use the talents and strengths our Lord has given you to do His work of healing in a hurting world.

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Dear Father Nikolas,
I, _____________________, humbly submit my name to serve on the PARISH COUNCIL for the term 2024-2025. I recognize that service on the PARISH COUNCIL is an awesome responsibility and I am ready to offer my TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE as a GOOD AND FAITHFUL STEWARD OF THE CHURCH. Please submit this form to the Church office no later than Thursday, November 9, 2023. Thank you.

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Ladies Philoptochos

Save The Date:

November 5th, Join us in celebrating our Ladies Philoptochos feast day (11/01 St. Anargyroi, Kosmas and Damianos).

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Holy Consecration Photos

Photos from Holy Consecration Service - October 1, 2023
Please visit https://www.ymvisuals.com/Churches/Assumption-Danbury-Holy-Consecration/ to view photos from the Orthros & Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 1, 2023
 
Share your photos from the Consecration Services & Banquet
Did you take photos at Vespers, Liturgy or at the Amber Room? Please visit Consecration Photo Folder to upload photos from your camera or phone so that we can share in the memories of these sacred days.
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Youth and Adult Athletics

Assumption Basketball

Are you interested in playing basketball with our Church team? Our season starts in October and runs through February. Players need to be between the ages of 7-18. Please click on the Registration Form and submit payment no later than September 20th. We need to know who is playing so we know how many teams we have!
 
Please contact Paraskevi at basketball@agoc.us with any questions!!!
 
Paraskevi Rountos
Athletic Director
Greek School Director
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Danbury, CT
 
Attention Adults!
 
Are you interested in playing basketball? Our league has a Seniors Division and there has been some interest in forming a team. Players must be Active Stewards of our Church. Registration fee is $100 by November 1st. Please see the Registration Form for more information or contact Paraskevi at basketball@agoc.us. Thank you!
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Links for Livestreaming Services

Pray with us by subscribing to the Assumption YouTube channel 

https://www.youtube.com/@assumptionchurchdanbury

Or by visiting our Assumption page on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/assumptiongreekorthodoxchurch/videos

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

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Calendar

  • Month at-a-Glance

    October 15 to November 13, 2023

    Sunday, October 15

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    1:00PM Baptism

    Wednesday, October 18

    ☦️ Luke the Evangelist

    9:00AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Thursday, October 19

    7:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Sunday, October 22

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:30PM Baptism

    Wednesday, October 25

    10:00AM Viewing

    11:00AM Funeral

    Thursday, October 26

    8:45AM The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, October 28

    2:30PM Baptism

    Sunday, October 29

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, November 5

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, November 7

    7:00PM Great Vespers Archangels Church, Stamford, CT. Phone 203 595-5902Festal Reception hosted by Philoptochos in church Hall

    Wednesday, November 8

    6:00PM Vigil (Orthros & Liturgy) for St. Nektarios of Aegina

    Thursday, November 9

    Nektarius the Wonderworker, Metropolitan of Pentapolis

    Saturday, November 11

    11:00AM Baptism

    Sunday, November 12

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, November 13

    John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople

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