Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2021-01-17
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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
Summer Services Schedule (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend):
Orthros at 8:15 am - Sundays
Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am - Sundays
Summer weekday Divine Liturgies without Orthros begin with the Doxology at 9:20 am

Past Bulletins

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 115.15,12.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Verse: What shall I render to the Lord for all that he has given me?

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 13:17-21.

Brethren, obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account. Let them do this joyfully, and not sadly, for that would be of no advantage to you. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner. Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do His will, working in you that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Gospel Reading

12th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 17:12-19

At that time, as Jesus entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said: "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus's feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then said Jesus: "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" And he said to him: "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."


Saints and Feasts

January 17

Anthony the Great

Saint Anthony, the Father of monks, was born in Egypt in 251 of pious parents who departed this life while he was yet young. On hearing the words of the Gospel: "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what thou hast, and give to the poor" (Matt. 19:21), he immediately put it into action. Distributing to the poor all he had, and fleeing from all the turmoil of the world, he departed to the desert. The manifold temptations he endured continually for the span of twenty years are incredible. His ascetic struggles by day and by night, whereby he mortified the uprisings of the passions and attained to the height of dispassion, surpass the bounds of nature; and the report of his deeds of virtue drew such a multitude to follow him that the desert was transformed into a city, while he became, so to speak, the governor, lawgiver, and master-trainer of all the citizens of this newly-formed city.

The cities of the world also enjoyed the fruit of his virtue. When the Christians were being persecuted and put to death under Maximinus in 312, he hastened to their aid and consolation. When the Church was troubled by the Arians, he went with zeal to Alexandria in 335 and struggled against them in behalf of Orthodoxy. During this time, by the grace of his words, he also turned many unbelievers to Christ.

Saint Anthony began his ascetic life outside his village of Coma in Upper Egypt, studying the ways of the ascetics and holy men there, and perfecting himself in the virtues of each until he surpassed them all. Desiring to increase his labors, he departed into the desert, and finding an abandoned fortress in the mountain, he made his dwelling in it, training himself in extreme fasting, unceasing prayer, and fierce conflicts with the demons. Here he remained, as mentioned above, about twenty years. Saint Athanasius the Great, who knew him personally and wrote his life, says that he came forth from that fortress "initiated in the mysteries and filled with the Spirit of God." Afterwards, because of the press of the faithful, who deprived him of his solitude, he was enlightened by God to journey with certain Bedouins, until he came to a mountain in the desert near the Red Sea, where he passed the remaining part of his life.

Saint Athanasius says of him that "his countenance had a great and wonderful grace. This gift also he had from the Saviour. For if he were present in a great company of monks, and any one who did not know him previously wished to see him, immediately coming forward he passed by the rest, and hurried to Anthony, as though attracted by his appearance. Yet neither in height nor breadth was he conspicuous above others, but in the serenity of his manner and the purity of his soul." So Passing his life, and becoming an example of virtue and a rule for monastics, he reposed on January 17 in the year 356, having lived altogether some 105 years.



Memorial Service: In memory of Eleni Economou-1year, lovingly offered by her husband, Nick Economou and daughter, Paula Collado and family.  EONIA I MNIMI-Eternal Be Her Memory.


Church Life

    Saint Fanourios

    Saint Fanourios

    Dimitri and Rose Koulouris offer the Fanouropita to Agios Fanourios in his honor and for the answering of their prayers.


Parish News

Wednesday, January 20, 6pm - Join us in person or via Live Stream as we pray The Service of Paraklesis.

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.


Parish Council

Next Parish Council Meeting - Thursday, January 21 - 7:30pm

As has always been the case, any member of the Assumption Church in good standing is welcome to attend our monthly Parish Council meetings as non-voting observers.  The date and time of our monthly meetings is published on our Parish Google Calendar and in our Weekly Bulletin.  At the present time, all meetings are held remotely via Zoom.

Please note: An archive of Parish Council meeting minutes is available for public viewing in the Parish Conference Room.


Stewardship Ministry

In this time of social distancing we'd like to remind our parishioners of the Church's ability to accept online donations by CLICKING HERE.  You will be taken to Assumption Church's secure payment portal through Vanco, a reputable and leading provider of electronic payment and donation processing solutions ( More than 40,000 churches, faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools and educational organizations trust Vanco to simplify administrative processes, organize events and securely complete transactions every day.


Love & Hope



    A “spontaneous LOVE/HOPE gathering” was held at a park this past Monday. Starting from the left - Benjamin, Ioannis, Logan, Eleni, Kalliope, Tommy, Genevieve, Lucia and Julian all enjoyed playing outside together!


Youth/Family Ministry

Crossroad 2021: Explore your faith like never before.

If you're a high school junior or senior, spend your summer with CrossRoad!

Applications are due February 16, 2021. Apply in time for the Priority Deadline (January 4, 2021) for early consideration and a $50 tuition discount.

Session 1: June 12-June 22 (in Boston)

Session 2: June 29-July 9 (Boston)

Session 3: July 19-July 29 (Chicago)


Ladies Philoptochos Society

National Obligations: Our monthly National obligations for January are 1.) for the children of Saint Basil Academy, a home for children who need support and care (proceeds from any Vasilopita events); and 2.) the Social Services/Cancer and other Major Illnesses Fund.  Normally, in January, Philoptochos has the proceeds from the sale of Vasilopita in December, the January monthly tray and a special coffee fellowship basket all combined to make our offering for Saint Basil Academy.  Your special consideration for the absence of these events would be appreciated.Thank you for your continued support and generosity. Information regarding all of our National obligations can be found at: 

Donations: Donations may be made directly to our Philoptochos by by CLICKING HERE. BE SURE TO CHECK OFF LADIES PHILOPTOCHOS. You may also mail a check to church.

Philoptochos Stewardship: January and February are 2021 Stewardship months! You may make online stewardship donations 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:

Link to National Ladies Philoptochos Society January Newsletter:


Birthday Celebrations

1/23 - Caryn Flannery
1/23 - Jodi Shearer 
Your Assumption Church Community wants to celebrate with you! Please let us know of any upcoming events in your life, birthdays, name days, anniversaries so we can (virtually) share the joy! Your submissions will be announced in future weekly bulletins. Email details to:

Creation Care Ministry

God and nature create nothing that does not fulfill a purpose.

- Aristotle, Greek philioopehr and polymath, 384–322 BC


  • Month at a Glance

    January 17 to February 14, 2021

    Sunday, January 17

    12th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, January 20

    6:00PM Paraklesis

    Thursday, January 21

    7:30PM Parish Council

    Sunday, January 24

    14th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, January 30

    Synaxis of The Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, & John Chrysostom

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, January 31

    15th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, February 2

    The Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, February 7

    16th Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, February 14

    Sunday of the Canaanite

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy