Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2021-01-03
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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 Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 4:5-8.

TIMOTHY, my son, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.

For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

Gospel Reading

Sunday before Epiphany
The Reading is from Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophets, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way; the voice of one crying in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.' John was baptizing in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."


Saints and Feasts

January 06

The Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Wednesday 8:45am Orthros, 10am Divine Liturgy

About the beginning of our Lord's thirtieth year, John the Forerunner, who was some six months older than Our Saviour according to the flesh, and had lived in the wilderness since his childhood, received a command from God and came into the parts of the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto the remission of sins. Then our Saviour also came from Galilee to the Jordan, and sought and received baptism though He was the Master and John was but a servant. Whereupon, there came to pass those marvellous deeds, great and beyond nature: the Heavens were opened, the Spirit descended in the form of a dove upon Him that was being baptized and the voice was heard from the Heavens hearing witness that this was the beloved Son of God, now baptized as a man (Matt. 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:1-22). From these events the Divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ and the great mystery of the Trinity were demonstrated. It is also from this that the present feast is called "Theophany," that is, the divine manifestation, God's appearance among men. On this venerable day the sacred mystery of Christian baptism was inaugurated; henceforth also began the saving preaching of the Kingdom of the Heavens.


Christmas Services

Sunday 1/3 - 8:45am Orthros, 10am Divine Liturgy - Sunday before Theophany

Wednesday 1/6 - 8:45am Orthros, 10am Divine Liturgy - Holy Theophania - Epiphany, Baptism of Our Lord &  Saviour, Jesus Christ -  Agiasmos/Great Blessing of Water

Sunday 1/10 -8:45am Orthros, 10am Divine Liturgy - Sunday After Theophany, Celebration of Vassilopita - St. Basil's Bread, Ladies Philoptochos presents the cutting of the VASILOPITA


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.


Family Advent Series

Eighth Week of Advent: 12 Days of Christmas

Guess what. Christmas isn't over! In the final episode of the "Comfort Food for Families: Advent Series" from the GOA Center for Family Care, Marianna McMullen gives 12 ideas for how families can celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas together. 


The Icon of Theophany: A short film


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

Happy New Year!  Wishing everyone blessings, health, peace, and happiness for 2021. We Won’t Stop Caring!

Me Agape,

The Ladies Philoptochos Board

Καλή κι ευλογημένη Χρονιά! Σας ευχόμαστε υγεία, ειρήνη, ευτυχία και κάθε ευλογία για το 2021. Δεν θα παύσουμε να νοιαζόμαστε για σας!

Με αγάπη,

Tο ΔΣ. της Φιλοπτώχου αδελφότητος»

Please join us for our first Philptochos meeting of 2021 on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:00pm via Zoom. An email will be sent with details for joining the meeting, closer to the date.

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 in 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 December Newsletter: 

Philanthropy Witness- December 2020


Birthday Celebrations

12/30 - Rose Koulouris  
12/31 - Jamie Telegadis 
1/4 - Patricia Maxwell 
1/7 - Maria Kallianiotis 
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

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
The God of glory thunders,
The Lord is over many waters.

- Psalm 29:3



  • Month at a Glance

    January 3 to January 31, 2021

    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

    Sunday, January 17

    12th Sunday of Luke

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, January 20

    6:00PM Paraklisis

    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