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Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2022-06-26
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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. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 2:10-16.

Brethren, glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.


Gospel Reading

2nd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 4:18-23

At that time, as Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left their boat and their father, and followed him. And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.


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Saints and Feasts

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June 28

Synaxis of the Icon of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos

The great defender of the Orthodox Faith against the Iconoclasts, our righteous Father John of Damascus (See Dec. 4), was slandered to the Caliph of Damascus by the Iconoclast Emperor Leo the Isaurian (reigned 717-741). Saint John was accused of sedition and his right hand was cut off. Having asked for the severed hand, Saint John passed the night in great pain, praying for the aid of the most holy Theotokos. Awaking from sleep, he found that his hand had been miraculously restored, with only a red scar about the wrist where it had been severed, as a testimony to the wonderous healing. In thanksgiving, he had a silver hand attached to the icon to commemorate this great miracle. On becoming a monk in the lavra of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified in the Holy Land, John brought the icon with him. There it remained until the thirteenth century, when it was given to Saint Sabbas of Serbia (see Jan. 14), who brought it to Serbia, where it remained for a time. Later, it was miraculously transported by an unguided donkey that carried it to the Serbian Monastery of Hilandar on the Holy Mountain, Athos, where it remains to this day.


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Memorial

Agape Coffee Fellowship

Sponsored in loving memory of Constantine and Phyllis Varlamos by the Ziemnicki & Varlamos families.

Sponsored in honor of the Macricostas scholarship winners by AHEPA.

Memorial

In loving memory of Constantine (9 yrs) and Phyllis (20 yrs) Varlamos by the Ziemnicki & Varlamos families.

ΑΙΩΝΙΑ Η ΜΝΗΜΗ - Eternal Be Their Memory.

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Church Life

Holy Baptism

June 25 – Nicholas Alexander, son of Serena and Craig Centro of Mt. Kisco, NY. Sponsor is Andriana Toscano.

Holy Chrismation

June 25 – Craig Joseph Centro of Mt. Kisco, NY. Sponsor is Catherine Vasilas.

Long Life and Health - Να Μας Ζήση!!!

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Parish News

Youth Ministry Meeting

Sunday, June 26th following Divine Liturgy.  There will be a brief meeting in the Conference Room for all Youth Ministry leaders for the 2022-2023 year starting in September and to touch base before summer. Please attend if you are interested in helping or being a part of the Youth Ministries in any way.

Macricostas Scholarships

AHEPA district 90 continues to promote education and individual excellence by offering their annual Macricostas scholarships to college and college bound students. The following students are this year's recipients:

Eirinie Athanasoulis
Sophia Doupis
Andrew Manesis
Julia Rose Lane
Steven Vournazos
Nicole Kolitsas
Congratulations!


Peace Lilies to Take Home

Please take home one of these lovely Spathiphyllum plants that can be picked up on the Church steps.

Festival Bargains

From our great Festival we have 27 Cases (24bottles-16.9oz) of Dasani water for sale at $4.00 a case. Also we have AHA Sparkling Water in various flavors, 8cans to a packet for $2.00. - Blueberry/Pomegranate, Pineapple/Passionfruit, Blackberry/Lemon, Caffeinated Fuji Apple/White Tea. Email Margot at office@agoc.us to let us know what you want and pick-up is after Church on Sundays.

Festival Lost & Found

Check our Conference Room for lost items. Will donate unclaimed items in 2 weeks.

Festival Photographs Needed

Please email your best photos of the 2022 Festival to office@agoc.us and we will put as many as we can on our Church website. Please be selective and attach no more than 8 per email. Thank you!

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.

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Ladies Philoptochos Society

Agape Coffee Fellowship HOSTESSES/HOSTS NEEDED

We encourage both women and men to sign up; we also encourage families to sign up. We have detailed instructions to help you. If you'd like to host, please sign up via Sign-up Genius HERE: Hosting July-August 

Thank you to Cindy Ziemniki and family and AHEPA for hosting this Sunday’s fellowship! We truly appreciate the volunteer work of our hosts and hostesses.

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.

Stay connected with us: Facebook Assumption Ladies Philoptochos Danbury

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Adult Choir

We need voices to sing praises together - experienced or new, men, women, young and old, even families learning hand-in-hand - all raising our voices as we lead the congregation in harmonious worship.

Please join us after regular services in the Choir Loft for practice and become an active participant as we venerate our God for His great love and mercy! Questions? Please contact Anne Ktorides at choir@agoc.us

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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.

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Calendar

  • Month at-a-Glance

    June 26 to July 24, 2022

    Sunday, June 26

    2nd Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, July 3

    3rd Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, July 10

    4th Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, July 17

    Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Thursday, July 21

    7:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Sunday, July 24

    6th Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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