Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2021-10-17
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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."


Saints and Feasts

October 17

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.



Agape Coffee Fellowship

Today’s Coffee Fellowship is sponsored in loving memory of Nicholas P. Herzegovitch by his son Phil Herzegovitch and family.


In memory of Nicholas P. Herzegovitch (12 years), offered in loving memory by his son Phil Herzegovitch and family.

ΑΙΩΝΙΑ Η ΜΝΗΜΗ - Eternal Be His Memory.


Church Life

Holy Baptism:

October 16 - Jack Samuel, son of Samantha and John McMurray of Newtown, PA.  Sponsor is Ariana Chiaravalloti.

Να μας ζήσουν! - Long Life and Health!


GOYA Meeting

Sunday, October 17 - GOYA meeting and apple picking 
We will have a brief meeting in the conference room following Catechism School, followed by a light lunch and then go apple picking as a group.  We need parent drivers...please email Steve Giannoutsos at if you are able to drive.  


    Halloween Event

    Halloween Event

    DATE: Saturday, October 23, 2021 TIME: 11:00am Movie/Lunch and 1:30pm Trunk or Treat Event - Click on flyer for more details!


Ladies Philoptochos Society

Fall Shoe Drive: Our Ladies are organizing a Fall Shoe Drive October 3 to October 24. Please drop off in the boxes located at the entrance of the church and outer hall doors downstairs.

FESTIVAL OF TABLES 2021: Stop by our table to get a raffle and RSVP for FOT! 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!

Please follow the link to SignUp for either a raffle donation or for helping:

Not able to come? Help support our fundraiser by buying a Grand raffle ticket. You may also choose to buy raffle tickets for our wonderful raffles through a friend who is coming to the event.

Agape Fellowship HOSTESSES/HOSTS NEEDED for November-December

We NEED YOU to sign up FOR November-December. Click on the link to review the dates needed and sign-up  Agape Fellowship November-December2021. Additional sign-ups will be shared every two months.

You may contact Eleni Manolakes ( or Caryn Flannery ( with questions. We never want to cancel a Sunday!!

We invite you to like our Facebook Page “Assumption Ladies Philoptochos, Danbury, CT” at and keep current with any updates.


Creation Care Ministry

The Earth has music for those who listen.  ~ Anon

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.



Light a Candle and Say a Prayer at Assumption

“It is impossible to imagine an Orthodox church in which candles are not lit.” (Blessed Simeon of Thessalonica, 15th Century)

Lighting a candle in the Narthex is one of the first things many people do upon entering an Orthodox Church. This act symbolizes many things. For some, it is an offering of prayer for one’s personal needs or that of a family member or friend. Others light candles and pray for protection, safety, and courage to live this life without fear.

Lighting candles is an important part of our faith and we know that it has been - and continues to be - challenging for some to be unable to pray and light candles inside the church over the past year.

We are now pleased to offer AGOC parishioners the option to light a candle when you are unable to attend in-person services. Should you wish to light a candle, a member of the Parish Council will be happy to do so for you during services. Please use this link:


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

    October 17 to November 15, 2021

    Sunday, October 17

    Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM GOYA meeting and apple picking after church

    Thursday, October 21

    7:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Saturday, October 23

    11:00AM JOY/HOPE/LOVE Halloween Event -11: Movie/Lunch and 1:30pm Trunk or Treat

    Sunday, October 24

    6th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM OXI Day presentation during Coffee Hour sponsor coffee

    Monday, October 25

    6:30PM St. Demetrios Church Vespers, Bristol, CT, phone 860-583-3476

    Tuesday, October 26

    The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer

    GOYA Making sandwiches for Dorothy Day

    9:00AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, October 27

    1:30PM Delivery to Dorothy Day

    Sunday, October 31

    5th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, November 6

    Ladies Philioptochos Presents the "Festival of Tables"

    Sunday, November 7

    7th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, November 14

    8th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, November 15

    Nativity Fast Begins