Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2023-08-13
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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

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 First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16.

Brethren, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off-scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

Gospel Reading

10th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 17:14-23

At that time, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before him said, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him." And Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me." And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move hence to yonder place,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting." As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day."


Saints and Feasts

August 15

The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary

Concerning the Dormition of the Theotokos, this is what the Church has received from ancient times from the tradition of the Fathers. When the time drew nigh that our Savior was well-pleased to take His Mother to Himself, He declared unto her through an Angel that three days hence, He would translate her from this temporal life to eternity and bliss. On hearing this, she went up with haste to the Mount of Olives, where she prayed continuously. Giving thanks to God, she returned to her house and prepared whatever was necessary for her burial. While these things were taking place, clouds caught up the Apostles from the ends of the earth, where each one happened to be preaching, and brought them at once to the house of the Mother of God, who informed them of the cause of their sudden gathering. As a mother, she consoled them in their affliction as was meet, and then raised her hands to Heaven and prayed for the peace of the world. She blessed the Apostles, and, reclining upon her bed with seemliness, gave up her all-holy spirit into the hands of her Son and God.

With reverence and many lights, and chanting burial hymns, the Apostles took up that God-receiving body and brought it to the sepulchre, while the Angels from Heaven chanted with them, and sent forth her who is higher than the Cherubim. But one Jew, moved by malice, audaciously stretched forth his hand upon the bed and immediately received from divine judgment the wages of his audacity. Those daring hands were severed by an invisible blow. But when he repented and asked forgiveness, his hands were restored. When they had reached the place called Gethsemane, they buried there with honor the all-immaculate body of the Theotokos, which was the source of Life. But on the third day after the burial, when they were eating together, and raised up the artos (bread) in Jesus' Name, as was their custom, the Theotokos appeared in the air, saying "Rejoice" to them. From this they learned concerning the bodily translation of the Theotokos into the Heavens.

These things has the Church received from the traditions of the Fathers, who have composed many hymns out of reverence, to the glory of the Mother of our God (see Oct. 3 and 4).



Agape Coffee Fellowship

Thank you to Victoria Dandaki and family for sponsoring today's coffee fellowship in memory of Nicholas and George Ktoris.


In loving memory of Nicholas (2 yr) and George Ktoris (2 yr) by Victoria Dandaki and family.

Eternal Be Their Memory - ΑΙΩΝΙΑ Η ΜΝΗΜΗ.


Church Life

Sarantismos/Newborn Blessing

Christopher Michael, son of Constantina Lora and Gregory Elie of Bethel, Ct

God's Grace and Life. ΝΑ ΜΑΣ ΖΗΣΟΥΝ!


Special Services

Monday, August 14 - Forefeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary

7:00PM Great Vespers 

Tuesday, August 15 - The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary

8:45AM Orthros, 10:00AM Divine Liturgy - His Grace Bishop Andonios will preside at the Divine Liturgy. Join us for our Parish Feast Day as we welcome His Grace!


Holy Consecration

We invite humbly everyone to make their contribution or pledge to assist our efforts in elevating this Sacramental moment in the life of our Parish. Donors are likened to Godparents in the sense that they resolve to offer their spiritual presence, prayerful nurturing, and tangible assistance in the life of the Church, and at this time for the benefit of Her once-in-a-lifetime Holy Consecration.

If you did not receive your pledge card in the mail, they are available in the Church Narthex or contact the Church office at 203-748-2992 or email


Hospitality Ministry

Thank you to Panaiota Constantine and Mario Fusco for hosting today’s Coffee Fellowship.

If you'd like to be a hostess or host, please sign up on the board that is located in our Parish Hall or on line at: Sign up for July and August

Hosting duties include setting up, serving the coffee and cleaning up. We will always pair you with an experienced hostess!

Questions? Please contact Barbara Soldano or Caryn Flannery (

For Agape Fellowship Sponsoring opportunities/availability and guidelines please contact Margot Racano at:


Parish News

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.


Youth and Adult Choir

Calling all Youth & Adult Choir Members, past & present!

Join our Consecration Home-Coming (HoCo) Choir! Please join us every Wednesday evening @ 7:00 pm from this Wednesday until Wednesday, September 27, to rehearse music for a performance that will take place on Sunday, October 1, during the Consecration Luncheon at the Amber Room.  Please contact Cindy Ziemnicki, for information.  Rehearsals will also be 'broadcast' via Google Meet to accommodate summer travels and/or any difficulties attending rehearsals.


Wisdom of the Fathers

For a man to have such faith appears simple, but it is, on the contrary, something very lofty, not easily attained by many. Such faith is born of boldness before God; but such boldness comes (only) from pleasing God. Beloved, great labour is needed to acquire, through pleasing God, such boldness before Him that one firmly believes that he will grant all that one asks; as it is written, Ask, and it shall be given to you.
St. John Chrysostom
The Gospel Commentary: edited by Hieromonk German Ciuba, 2002., 4th Century


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

    August 13 to September 10, 2023

    Sunday, August 13

    10th Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, August 14

    Forefeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary

    7:00PM Great Vespers

    Tuesday, August 15

    The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Thursday, August 17

    7:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Sunday, August 20

    11th Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    2:00PM Baptism

    Saturday, August 26

    12:00PM Baptism

    Sunday, August 27

    12th Sunday of Matthew

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Friday, September 1

    7:00PM Consecration - Breaking of Bread

    Saturday, September 2

    7:00PM Consecration - Breaking of Bread

    Sunday, September 3

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, September 10

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:30PM Philoptochos Meeting