Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2020-12-13
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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. 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 the Colossians 3:4-11.

Brethren, when Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

Gospel Reading

11th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 14:16-24

The Lord said this parable: "A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time of the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for all is now ready.' But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I go out and see it; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.' And the servant said, 'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and there is still room.' And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet. For many are called, but few are chosen.'"


Saints and Feasts

December 13

Lucia the Virgin-martyr

Saint Lucia was from Syracuse in Sicily, a virgin betrothed to a certain pagan. Since her mother suffered from an issue of blood, she went with her to the shrine of Saint Agatha at Catania to seek healing. There Saint Agatha appeared to Lucia in a dream, assuring her of her mother's healing, and foretelling Lucia's martyrdom. When her mother had been healed, Lucia gladly distributed her goods to the poor, preparing herself for her coming confession of Christ. Betrayed as a Christian by her betrothed to Paschasius the Governor, she was put in a brothel to be abased, but was preserved in purity by the grace of God. Saint Lucia was beheaded in the year 304, during the reign of Diocletian.



Today's Memorial Service is prayed in loving memory of Panayiota "Pam" Nekos (2 year).  EONIA I MNIMI - May her memory be eternal! Offered by her daughter, Barbara Soldano. 


Parish News

Special Services

Thursday, 12/17 - 8:45am Orthros, 10am Diving Liturgy - Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos, Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths 

Christmas Toy Drive - Deadline Thursday 12/17

Please bring an UNWRAPPED toy for a child ages 2-13 to the conference room. No label or card is needed. Gift cards are always welcome! The Danbury Department of Children and Family Services is extremely grateful for our yearly toy contributions. Please email Michele Harovas ( with questions. Let's make this year extra special!
Assumption Church Website is Live
Visit to access our live streaming services, liturgical calendar, donation platform, current ministry news, GOARCH publications and more. 
2021 Ecclesiastical Calendar 
The 2021 Ecclesiastical Calendar is available in the Church Vestibule. The Calendar lists Feastdays and Saints and Fasting Days. Remember to pick up your Calendar.

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.


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.


Parish Council

Next Parish Council Meeting - December 17, 7:30-9pm

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.

Link to 12/17 Zoom Meeting

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


Family Advent Series

Fifth Week of Advent 

This week's Comfort Food for Families episode from Marianna McMullen of the GOA Center for Family Care talks about how we need to most importantly prepare our souls and hearts for Christmas before anything else!


Youth/Family Ministry

Be the Bee #159 - What it Means to be a Man or a Woman

 “You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)

What does it really mean to be a man or a woman? Society usually gives us two extremes: to accept every gender stereotype (no matter how superficial), or to completely reject the differences between male and female (no matter how obvious).

But what if the Church could offer a better way? What if the differences between men and women taught us something about how we can all grow in holiness?

Building on the work of Dr. Timothy Patitsas (Hellenic College Holy Cross), we'll look at how Adam and Eve failed to be the man and woman God called them to be. And how Jesus Christ and His saints (especially the Theotokos and Saint John the Forerunner) show us a better way.

Downloadable Workbook


Birthday Celebrations

12/13 - Joanna Tzakas 
12/14 - Presbytera Maria Karloutsos
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:

Ladies Philoptochos Society

Koulourakia and Kourambiedes for Sale - Available after church services in the lobby. Quantities limited – this may be the last weekend. Some of our wonderful ladies are generously baking using their beloved recipes.  $10 per box for Kourambiedes and $5/$10 per bags for Koulourakia.

Vasilopitas for Sale – CANCELLED - The Monastery that makes the Vasilopitas cancelled because the Monastery is in self quarantine.  All monies that we collected will be returned shortly. Thank you to everyone who ordered.  We appreciate your support and are sorry for this cancellation. 

Diaper Drive – THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! We Collected OVER 1,340 Diapers to Donate – The diapers collected have been delivered locally to The Community Action Agency of Western CT and Birthright of Greater Danbury. 

Adopt a Family – THANK YOU Again to those who were able to adopt the 10 families. We are still accepting local supermarket gift cards in increments of $25 to $50 through December 14th.  The gift cards will help the families with a holiday dinner. Items are due December 14th in our conference room. Please have your bag labeled with your adopted family number and name on your bag. You may contact Caryn Flannery via text at (203) 512-5698 with questions.

FESTIVAL of TABLES 2020 “FOT Special Appeal.” Please consider donating to our largest annual fundraiser, if you have not yet done so.  Help us raise money so we may continue to provide support to those in need. A complete email/letter was recently distributed. If you have questions, email us at WE WON'T STOP CARING!  

National Obligations - Our monthly National obligations for December are 1.) the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) which helps protect the rights, health and well-being of children worldwide; and 2.) the General Medical Fund which provides financial resources for individuals in need of assistance not covered by other programs. 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 StewardshipBe EARLY for 2021 Stewardship! 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 December Newsletter: 

Philanthropy Witness- December 2020


Creation Care Ministry

Christmas is a time for giving and a time for family. What a great opportunity to start a family tradition of giving back to the earth and instilling the values of sustainable living to your children, friends, and community. Start an annual, earth-friendly, Christmas family tradition like planting a small tree, feeding the birds or enjoying a peaceful walk through nature on Christmas day.



  • Month at a Glance

    December 13, 2020 to January 10, 2021


    Sunday, December 13

    11th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, December 15

    11:00AM Spiro Velezis funeral

    Thursday, December 17

    Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos, Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    7:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Sunday, December 20

    Sunday before Nativity

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, December 21

    11:00AM Benusis

    Thursday, December 24

    Eve of the Nativity of Christ

    7:00PM Great Vespers of Christmas and Community Singing of Christmas Carols

    Friday, December 25

    Christmas Day

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, December 27

    Sunday after Nativity

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy


    Friday, January 1

    Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, January 3

    Sunday before Theophany

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, January 6

    Holy Theophania - Epiphany - Baptism of Our Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ - Agiasmos - Great Blessing of Water

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, January 10

    Sunday After Theophany

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy