Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2020-10-04
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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. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1.

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.

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

Hierotheus, 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.


Parish News

Special October dates:

October 14, 6pm  - Paraklisis - Please email Fr. Peter names for prayers for health at

October 25, following Divine Liturgy - General Assembly Meeting. All are wecome to attend this important meeting.

For additional services, please see month-at-a-glance calendar below or complete parish calendar at


Job Posting:

Title: AGOC Office Administrator 

The Office Administrator is responsible for assisting the Priest and Parish Council in all facets of the Church’s work including special projects and clerical support.

The Assumption Greek Orthodox church is seeking an Office Administrator, a key role that is recommended and consistent with other churches throughout the Archdiocese.  The position is a part time position (15 hours per week, $20 per hour); a function that will ensure the continuing smooth running of our AGOC parish.  The Office Administrator will be overseen by the Proistamenos, undertaking a variety of assignments that will help serve the Parish Council and Parishioners of the Church, including, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Coordinates Master Calendar - inputs and maintains calendar for administrative, social, sacramental and rental dates in the life of the Parish.
  • Community communication (weekly bulletin, newsletter, mail, email, phone, etc.)
  • AGOC website management using EVO CMS and upkeep
  • Support Catechism School and youth ministries (directors’ liaison) and works with volunteers to complete various Church and Ministries tasks
  • Church Sacrament Notifications and Certifications (marriages, baptisms, etc.)
  • Coordinates maintenance of buildings and grounds of campus in conjunction with appropriate committees
  • Maintains the PDS software database of current stewards, donors, Sunday school students and other Ministry databases with communication to those Ministry Leaders
  • Coordinates compliance with Archdiocese Youth Safety Compliance best practices
  • Coordinates completion of any municipal or licensure requirements

The selected candidate will ideally be experienced in the workplace and have a college degree.

Interested candidates should send their current resume to

Deadline for accepting resumes will be Monday October 5th, 2020.


Links for Livestreaming Services & Calendar

Links for Livestreaming Services

Pray with us by subscribing to the Assumption YouTube channel at

Or by visiting our Assumption page on Facebook at

Live events will be streamed on both these services on programmed service hours.

Weekday Divine Services

As a worshipping community, we will schedule and pray a variety of weekday services, including an occasional evening Vespers or other service, and as always, morning Orthros & Divine Liturgies for various saints and major feasts.  Please keep an eye on our Google Calendar ( for the most up-to-date details and services which will also be announced via our Listserv whenever possible.  We encourage attendance at these weekday services for our seniors and others who would like to avoid the larger gatherings on Sundays.  We continue to livestream on YouTube and FaceBook Live. 

Sights & Sounds Ministry

If these services have been a blessing to you, we’d love to hear from you!  We have invested approximately $10,000 in upgrades to our Live-streaming infrastructure in order to enhance the quality and reliability of our audio-visual (A/V) ministry that will last well beyond the Coronavirus pandemic.  This has and will continue to be an essential ministry to enable our seniors and homebound parishioners, those journeying toward or new to Orthodoxy and anyone to pray with us from anywhere in the world!

We are grateful to our supporters who have contributed more than $2,000 toward our $10,000 goal

Might you consider joining our supporters with a monetary gift (small or large) toward the AGOC Sights & Sounds Ministry?  Please contact a member of the Parish Council to join in this effort. With your prayers and support, we can improve the quality and bring the beauty of our Orthodox Liturgical Life and the Good News of Christ Risen into the homes of so many others!


Stewardship Ministry

In this time of social distancing we'd like to remind our parishioners of the Church's new 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.


Ladies Philoptochos Society

FESTIVAL OF TABLES 2020 - On what would be our 20th year of holding our annual Festival of Tables, which is our Philoptochos' largest fundraiser each year; we regretfully announce that we are cancelling the physical event for this year.  We are working on ways to fundraise in the spirit of the Festival of Tables, so we may continue to donate to our charities of interest and choice.  Stay tuned for more information regarding this.  SAVE THE DATE for Festival of Tables 2021 on November 6, 2021 where we will celebrate our 20th year.   

Our next meeting will be next Monday, October 12th at 6:30pm. It will be a virtual meeting. A zoom meeting link will be emailed closer to the date. 

As we think about the cancellation of our beloved Festival of Tables and our ways to continue our outreach - please be reminded of the importance of helping now!  Our Ladies Philoptochos continues to provide resources, support and agape (love) to all facing challenges during this unprecedented time. Your contributions of any amount will allow us to continue our outreach to help more and more people in many ways. We remain focused on our philanthropic mission.  We won't stop caring!  To help us continue to offer this support as well as meet our monthly National obligations, we welcome any donations in place of our monthly trays and fundraisers. Our National Obligations for September are: 1.) the Hellenic College Holy Cross Scholarship Fund: Exaltation of the Holy Cross which provides tuition and scholarships to worthy students and 2.) the Retired Clergy/Widowed Presvyteres Benevolent Fund (RCA) which provides financial support to retired Clergy and widowed Presvyteres. Donations may be made directly to our Philoptochos on the church website or mailed to church (see details below). Information regarding our National obligations can be found at:

Through the "Mask On" campaign we have homemade face masks available for families in the parish. If you are in need of masks, they are on the candle stands in the narthex or email Eleni Manolakes at  Small donations are welcomed for masks. May God bless us all and keep us safe.

Philoptochos Stewardship/Donations:

We are 118 stewards strong. Thank you all.  It is not too late to become a steward - we are accepting stewardship for the year though November.  You may email us (see below) if you are not sure if you completed a stewardship form for 2020. We invite all ladies 18 years and older to join. We accept online stewardship and donations, as we are included with the Church's secure payment portal, by CLICKING HERE.  BE SURE TO CHECK OFF LADIES PHILOPTOCHOS. You may also visit our website – just click the "WE NOW ACCEPT ONLINE DONATIONS" or the “DONATE ONLINE” buttons on our home page.  Of course we still accept checks and cash.  Please mail to The Ladies Philoptochos, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811.  Please be sure to include a Stewardship Form, which is available on the church site: . We pick up mail regularly.  

Philoptochos provides the opportunity for our ladies to offer time, talent and treasure through Christian fellowship.  NOTE: If you donate online, we may be in contact with you to confirm your personal information or confirm the intent of your donation (stewardship, general donation, etc.) or you may email us at with the same information. A huge thank you for your support - we have been blessed with many thinking about stewardship and donations. You are helping us make a difference.

Link to National Ladies Philoptochos Society October Newsletter: 

Philanthropy Witness- October 2020

Link to Philoptochos promo video:

Come Join Us!


Youth/Family Ministry

Be the Bee #152 - How Christians Can Save Politics

“The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5)

Politics are toxic and the world seems full of darkness. Is our job, as Christians, to fight that darkness? We'll review the advice of two greats saints (St Isaac the Syrian and St Poprhyrios of Kavsokalyvia) to see how we can bring the Light of Christ into a world darkened by toxic politics.

Downloadable Workbook



Special News



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

"One who loves Christ, not only loves human beings, but also loves animals, plants, nature, trees, flowers, the sea, rivers, and, therefore, the whole world and all Creation."

- HE Archbishop Makarios of Australia, Sydney, Australia, 2020


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Petitions UN Experts to Hold Turkey Accountable for Violating Cultural and Religious Rights


The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced today that it is petitioning the United Nations Experts to hold the Republic of Turkey accountable for its deliberate policies to erase the cultural heritage of Orthodox Christians.



  • Month at a Glance

    October 4 to November 1, 2020

    Sunday, October 4

    2nd Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, October 11

    Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, October 14

    6:00PM Paraklisis - Prayers to the Theotokos for Health

    Thursday, October 15

    7:30PM Parish Council

    Sunday, October 18

    Luke the Evangelist

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, October 25

    6th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM General Assembly

    Monday, October 26

    The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, November 1

    5th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy