Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2022-10-02
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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. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10.

Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Gospel Reading

2nd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 6:31-36

The Lord said, "As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful."


Saints and Feasts

October 04

Hierotheos, Bishop of Athens

According to some, Hierotheus, like Saint Dionysius, was a member of the court of Mars Hill. Having first been instructed in the Faith of Christ by Paul, he became Bishop of Athens. He, in turn, initiated the divine Dionysius more perfectly into the mysteries of Christ; the latter, on his part, elaborated more clearly and distinctly Hierotheus' concise and summary teachings concerning the Faith. He too was brought miraculously by the power of the Holy Spirit to be present at the Dormition of the Theotokos, when, together with the sacred Apostles, he became a leader of the divine hymnody. "He was wholly transported, wholly outside himself and was so deeply absorbed in communion with the sacred things he celebrated in hymnology, that to all who heard him and saw him and knew him, and yet knew him not, he seemed to be inspired of God, a divine hymnographer," as Dionysius says (On the Divine Names, 3:2). Having lived in a manner pleasing to God, he reposed in the Lord.


Church Life

Holy Baptism

Oct 1 - Effie Marie, daughter of Jacqueline and Steve Trimandilis of Woodbury, CT.  Sponsors are Chris Paragios, Chrysa Paragios and James Nadeau.

God's Grace and Life. ΝΑ ΜΑΣ ΖΗΣΟΥΝ!


Parish News

Agape Coffee Fellowship Today

Thank you to our Parish Council for hosting and sponsoring today's Coffee Fellowship in honor of Fr. Nikolas' first Sunday back in our Parish.

We need people to sign up to host so we don't have to cancel Coffee Fellowship!

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 be a hostess or host, please sign up at You may also sign up on the board that is located in our Parish Hall. 

Questions? Please contact Barbara Soldano or Caryn Flannery ( For Agape fellowship Sponsoring opportunities/availability and guidelines please contact Margot Racano at:

LOVE Program

We are looking for parents of children birth- 3 who are interested in organizing the LOVE program which stands for Learning Orthodox Values Everyday.  It entails organizing gatherings a few times during the year with parents and their children under the age of 3.  Please contact Michaele Giannoutsos ( 646-245-2126) for more information. 

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.


Ladies Philoptochos Society

Our Festival of Tables is our biggest fundraiser and most of all we highlight a charity that is dear to our hearts. It is a lovely afternoon at the Amber Room, many ladies help prepare, everything is donated. Tons of raffles, delicious food, great company and most of all whatever is made goes to help others. Please consider donating a raffle, hosting a table (we will help you if you haven't hosted before). Please let Eleni Manolakes, Caryn Flannery or Ourania Carino know if you want to host a table or donate a raffle!

Please join us, bring a friend. It’s a wonderful afternoon. The date is (1st Saturday in November, 11/05) $50 PP - prepaid only.

Sign up here:

Children's Book Drive - Share the joy of books! Help us meet our DAD Ladies Philoptochos goal of 2500 books!! We are collecting new and gently read children's books. Drop off aat Church. Donation boxes are in the Conference Room and Church Hall.

Today we have a collection for our monthly obligations - The National Philoptochos Emergency Fund.

Stay connected with us: Facebook Assumption Ladies Philoptochos Danbury


Church Music Sunday

    A "Thank You" to our Church Musicians

    A "Thank You" to our Church Musicians

    This Sunday we celebrate 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. The ministry of music is an essential part of our religious life. Through our hymns, we worship the Lord, our God - we give thanks, we ask for blessings, we renew our faith, and we express the joy of Orthodox Christian fellowship. Our parishioners who contribute to our year-round music program and who deserve our thanks for a job well done include: Anne Ktorides - Choir Director and Chanter, Cindy Ziemnicki - Youth Choir Director, Niki Bochinis - Chanter and Fevri Gkanatsios - Chanter. When you see these people, please tell them how much you appreciate their gift to our parish.


Youth and Adult Choir

Youth Choir Parent Helpers Meeting

Thank you to all those who signed up to be YC Parent Helpers!  There is a meeting Sunday, Oct. 2 immediately after church in the Conference Room.

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! Any questions? Please contact Anne Ktorides at 


Addictions Ministry Support Group

    Fellowship of Anastasia

    Fellowship of Anastasia

    Thursdays - Saint Anastasia's Fellowship Schedule - Addictions Ministry Support Group @ 7pm + Paraklesis @ 8:15pm Sept. 29th - Stamford Oct. 6th - Yonkers Oct. 13th - Stamford Oct. 20th - Yonkers Oct 27th - Stamford


Youth Safety Training 2022-2023

GOARCH has partnered with Sterling Volunteers to facilitate our online training for the 2022-2023 year. More information will be shared with you to begin your training as soon as it becomes available in mid-October.

We need ALL of our Clergy, Pastoral Assistants, Administration, Parish Council members, Youth Directors, Sunday School Teachers, Youth Greek School Teachers, Athletic Program Volunteers, Music Program Volunteers, Greek Dance Instructors and Volunteers, and any parent who may occasionally help-out, to become a certified Youth Worker.



2022-2023 Basketball Program

We are in need of coaches for our varsity team!

Our varsity team will practice on Wednesday and Friday nights from 7:30-9:00. Please contact Paraskevi at if you are interested in coaching the team.

Coaches need to be at least 21 years old and will have to complete an online Youth Safety Protection Program.


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 2 to October 30, 2022

    Sunday, October 2

    2nd Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, October 9

    3rd Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, October 16

    Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    7:00PM Noteworthy Concert

    Thursday, October 20

    7:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Sunday, October 23

    6th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, October 26

    The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer

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

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Dorothy Day Sandwiches - parish hall

    Sunday, October 30

    5th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy