Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2023-09-10
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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. 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 Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18.

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Gospel Reading

Sunday before Holy Cross
The Reading is from John 3:13-17

The Lord said, "No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him."


Saints and Feasts

September 13

The Consecration of the Church of the Holy Resurrection (Holy Sepulchre)

The church that is honoured far above all others is that of the Holy Resurrection, which Saint Constantine the Great constructed at the place of Golgotha, where our Saviour was crucified and buried. For a long time this place had been purposely buried beneath the earth by the Jews and heathen; furthermore, during the reign of Hadrian (117-138), a temple dedicated to Aphrodite was built over the site so that this sacred place might be even further desecrated and fall into utter oblivion. It was here that the Cross was hidden. However, at the command of the pious Emperor Constantine, excavations were made and the tokens of the saving Passion were found. It was here, then, that the very great and magnificent temple named in honour of Christ God's Resurrection-the Anastasis-was built under the supervision of the blessed Helen, while Dracilian was Eparch of Palestine and Macarius was Archbishop of Jerusalem. It was the latter, also, who exalted the venerable Cross and performed the consecration of this temple in the year 336.



Agape Coffee Fellowship

Thank you to Maria Terilli and family for sponsoring today's coffee fellowship in memory of Evangelia Baklas.


In loving memory of Evangelia Baklas (40 day) by Maria Terilli and family.

Eternal Be Her Memory - ΑΙΩΝΙΑ Η ΜΝΗΜΗ.


Hospitality Ministry

Thank you to Maria Terilli and family 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: September and October Sign Up

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

Ministry Fair - Sunday, Sept. 10 

Join us at Agape Coffee Fellowship to learn more about our many ministries and register for Catechism School, Greek School, Greek Dance, Youth Groups, Basketball Adult Ministries and more.

Holy Consecration 

For the schedule of the Holy Consecration Services visit our web site at:

Special Services

Thursday, September 14 - The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross

8:45AM Orthros, 10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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.


Parish Picnic


Holy Consecration Godparent List

    Godparent List as of 9-10-23

    Godparent List as of 9-10-23

    Dear Assumption Church Family, The Holy Consecration of our Church is October 1, 2023. Many of our parishioners have become godparents by donating towards this historic event. We are truly grateful. There is still an opportunity to become a godparent. Forms were sent to all our Parish Family and are also available in the vestibule of our Church. You can go to our website and click onto "online giving" and donate for the Consecration. Make sure to mark on your calendars October 1st and September 30th to participate in the Sacred Services of the Consecration of our Assumption Church. The Parish Council and Consecration Committee --- Kindly report any errors to


Ladies Philoptochos Society

Today we have a collection for our monthly obligations - Hellenic College Holy Cross Scholarship Fund and the Retired Clergy/Widowed Presvyteres Benevolent Fund.

Please join us Sunday, Sept 10 at 12:30pm in the Parish Hall for our monthly meeting following Agape Coffee Fellowship.


Youth News

Church Family Picnic

Sunday, September 17th following catechism school / Divine Liturgy - please rsvp to Michaele Giannoutsos at or 646-245-2126.

GOYA Meeting

Sunday, September 24th following catechism school


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.


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

    September 10 to October 8, 2023

    Sunday, September 10

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM Memorial

    12:30PM Philoptochos Meeting

    Thursday, September 14

    ☦️ The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, September 16

    11:00AM Baptism

    Sunday, September 17

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:45AM Church Family Picnic

    Tuesday, September 19

    7:00PM Consecration - meeting

    Thursday, September 21

    7:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Friday, September 22

    7:00PM Consecration - Breaking of Bread

    Sunday, September 24

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    2:00PM Regional Hospice Service of Remembrance

    Wednesday, September 27

    12:00PM Dorothy Day Sandwiches - parish hall

    Saturday, September 30

    Consecration Vespers

    Sunday, October 1


    8:00AM Orthros

    9:15AM Consecration Service

    Sunday, October 8

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy