Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2023-05-28
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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 Acts of the Apostles 20:16-18, 28-36.

IN THOSE DAYS, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesos, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. And from Miletos he sent to Ephesos and called to him the elders of the church. And when they came to him, he said to them: "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me. In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, 'it is more blessed to give than to receive.' " And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

Gospel Reading

Fathers of the 1st Council
The Reading is from John 17:1-13

At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work which you gave me to do; and now, Father, you glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.

"I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you; for I have given them the words which you gave me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you did send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are mine; all mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves."


Saints and Feasts

May 28

Fathers of the 1st Council

The heresiarch Arius was a Libyan by race and a protopresbyter of the Church of Alexandria. In 315, he began to blaspheme against the Son and Word of God, saying that He is not true God, consubstantial with the Father, but is rather a work and creation, alien to the essence and glory of the Father, and that there was a time when He was not. This frightful blasphemy shook the faithful of Alexandria. Alexander, his Archbishop, after trying in vain to correct him through admonitions, cut him off from communion and finally in a local council deposed him in the year 321. Yet neither did the blasphemer wish to be corrected, nor did he cease sowing the deadly tares of his heretical teachings; but writing to the bishops of other cities, Arius and his followers requested that his doctrine be examined, and if it were unsound, that the correct teaching be declared to him. By this means, his heresy became universally known and won many supporters, so that the whole Church was soon in an uproar.

Therefore, moved by divine zeal, the first Christian Sovereign, Saint Constantine the Great, the equal to the Apostles, summoned the renowned First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea, a city of Bithynia. It was there that the shepherds and teachers of the Church of Christ gathered from all regions in the year 325. All of them, with one mouth and one voice, declared that the Son and Word of God is one in essence with the Father, true God of true God, and they composed the holy Symbol of Faith up to the seventh article (since the remainder, beginning with "And in the Holy Spirit," was completed by the Second Ecumenical Council). Thus they anathematized the impious Arius of evil belief and those of like mind with him, and cut them off as rotten members from the whole body of the faithful.

Therefore, recognizing the divine Fathers as heralds of the Faith after the divine Apostles, the Church of Christ has appointed this present Sunday for their annual commemoration, in thanksgiving and unto the glory of God, unto their praise and honour, and unto the strengthening of the true Faith.


Hospitality Ministry

Thank you to Eve Zacharakos for hosting today's Agape Coffee Fellowship.

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: 

May-June Hosting 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 (

For Agape Fellowship Sponsoring opportunities/availability and guidelines please contact Margot Racano at:


Parish News

Special Services

Saturday, June 3 - The Saturday of Souls

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

2023 Macricostas Scholarship

Copies of the scholarship application will be available at the Church beginning this Sunday through May 28th.

Our Parish Website

Visit our website at to keep up to date on all things happening in our Church.

Consecration - Learn more about the upcoming Consecration events and services. 

Our Parish - Read about the history of building our church and the story of our clergy.

Our Faith - Take an in-depth look at Orthodox teachings, worship, liturgy, sacraments and more. 

Ministries - Each ministry has their own page. 

News - The latest news from our parish and our Archdiocese, updated daily.

Publications - Here you will find past Fanari Newsletters and Weekly Bulletins.

There are also links to Online GivingLivestreaming Services, the Calendar, and the Photo Gallery.

Scroll to the bottom of our homepage every day to explore the Online Chapel that provides daily readings, Saints and Feasts. 



Feed the Hungry Ministry

Thank you to our Eleftheria Tsekerides and Sonia Leggio for volunteering to "adopt" our May sandwich commitment.

Volunteers are needed on the fourth Wednesday of each month to make 60 sandwiches for the Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Danbury. We meet in our parish hall to assemble the sandwiches and deliver them to Dorothy Day, which is only 10 minutes away from our parish. Or you may organize your own Tuesday meeting and leave the sandwiches in the refrigerator and they will be delivered the next day. A detailed shopping list and instructions will be supplied. For more information, please email


Creation Care

Our Bible Garden is budding!! 

Please visit our garden, located on our adjacent Church property. It is fashioned in the shape of a Byzantine Cross. The commemorative stones are in place! An anonymous "angel" patron donated the new staircase for easy access. And parishioners have begun making generous donations to plant offerings from their home gardens.

Let's be in full bloom for the Holy Consecration! To volunteer, please email


Ladies Philoptochos Society

Festival Volunteers Needed

Please sign to volunteer at our Festival booth here: 
Please join us in baking on the following days. Start time is 10 am until we finish. Lunch will be served on all days.
June 5, Kourabiedes-Melomakarona etc.
June 6, Baklava, Kantaifi, ravani etc.
June 8, 5pm to 8pm. Packing pastries boxes and setting up for Festival. 
June 12 9am to 1pm, Clean up Day
Please join us in baking for the Festival and volunteering at our booth: 
Thank you for your continuous love and support!!

Greek School

Greek School Teachers
We will be looking for Greek School teachers for the 2023-2024 school year. Our classes will be meeting in person on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm. Please contact Paraskevi at if you are interested in teaching our youth. Thank you.
Afternoon Youth Classes (2023-2024
For the next school year, Greek School classes will take place in person on Tuesdays only, from 4:30-6:30pm. The expectation will be that students attend for the full 2 hours of instruction each week. Please complete the registration form and submit payment by May 16, 2023 to receive the early discounted fee!
Adult Classes

Are you an adult interested in learning Modern Greek? 

Our Assumption Greek School offers an online learning program tailored to adults. Students should have a basic knowledge of Greek to enter the class.

Our curriculum consists of 30 one-hour classes offered on Monday evenings. We are following the “Ellinika sto pi kai fi 1” (Modern Greek in No Time) textbook for teaching Modern Greek as a foreign language, to learners who wish to acquire the first level of the language. Our current group of students worked on basic Greek Grammar skills and are looking forward to enhancing their knowledge in the coming year.

Please complete the registration form and sumbit payment.

Paraskevi Rountos
Athletic Director
Greek School Director

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

    May 28 to June 25, 2023

    Sunday, May 28

    Fathers of the 1st Council

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, May 30

    9:00AM High School using parking lot

    Wednesday, May 31

    9:00AM High School using parking lot

    Saturday, June 3

    The Saturday of Souls

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM Memorial

    Sunday, June 4

    Holy Pentecost

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Friday, June 9

    5:00PM Greek Festival

    Saturday, June 10

    12:00PM Greek Festival

    Sunday, June 11

    The Sunday of All Saints

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Greek Festival

    Thursday, June 15

    7:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Sunday, June 18

    2nd Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Friday, June 23

    4:00PM Wedding Rehersal

    Sunday, June 25

    3rd Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    3:00PM Wedding