Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-08-07
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Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (502) 425-7775
  • Street Address:

  • 930 Ormsby Lane

  • Louisville, KY 40242

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Orthros - Sunday 8:45 am

Divine Liturgy- Sunday 10:00 am

Past Bulletins

Saints and Feasts

August 07

The Holy Ten Thousand Ascetics of Thebes

August 07

8th Sunday of Matthew

August 07

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

August 07

The Holy Righteous Martyr Dometius

This Martyr, who lived during the reign of Saint Constantine the Great, was a Persian by race and an idolater by religion. He was catechized by a certain Christian named Abarus. He went to Nisibis, a city of Mesopotamia, where he was baptized and donned the monastic habit in a certain monastery. He afterwards ascended a mountain and there endured in extreme ascetical struggles, working miracles for those that came to him, and converting many unbelievers. Julian the Apostate learned of these things as he was marching against the Persians in 363, and at his command the Saint and his two disciples were stoned to death, as they were chanting the Sixth Hour.

August 07

Our Holy Father Nicanorus the Wonderworker

August 07

Theodosius the New

August 07

Joseph Gerontogiannis of Lithines Sitia

August 07

Sozon of Nicomedea

August 07

Narcissus the Hieromartyr of Jerusalem


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Eighth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:11-18

At that time, Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb, and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus has lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni," which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, "Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God." Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and she told them that He had said these things to her.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Tone. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17.

Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 14:14-22

At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." They said to him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish." And he said, "Bring them here to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.


Wisdom of the Fathers

And another thing too we learn, the self-restraint of the disciples which they practised in necessary things, and how little they accounted of food.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 49 on Matthew 14, 4th Century

For being twelve, they had five loaves only and two fishes; so secondary to them were the things of the body: so did they cling to the things spiritual only. And not even that little did they hold fast, but gave up even it when asked.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 49 on Matthew 14, 4th Century


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Tone

By Your cross, O Lord, You shattered death; to the thief You opened paradise. You transformed the Myrrhbearers' lamentation, and commanded Your Apostles to proclaim that You arose, Christ our God, granting to the world Your great mercy.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Transfiguration in the Grave Tone

Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, showing to Thy disciples Thy glory as each one could endure. Shine forth Thou on us, who are sinners all, Thy light ever-unending, through the prayers of the Theotokos. Light-bestower, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion of Dormition in the 1st Tone

In giving birth, you remained a virgin, and in your dormition, you did not forsake this world, O Theotokos. For as the Mother of Life, you have yourself passed into life. And by your prayers deliver our souls from death.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Grave Tone

You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.

Message from Fr. Jon


Pastoral Message from the July Beacon


Dear Parishioners of our Beloved Assumption,

Each Summer, our parish “travels” from festival to Festival!

The small “f” festival is one of our primary fundraisers of the year.  It is an event that we so eagerly anticipate with excitement, yet also dread due to the amount of work it requires.  We as creatures of the uncreated Lord extend our “Grecian” hospitality to all who present themselves.  As the spiritual father representing His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas at your parish, I was proud to see how well our parishioners worked together to accomplish this massive undertaking—especially our chairpersons who put in many tireless hours in preparation.  I was also excited to not only see your stewardship of time and talent, but also that even fellowship and happiness was present during those long hot days. It is through our love for one another and through our hospitality that we are recognized  as Christian and witness to all His existence within each of us.

The capital “F” Festival is the Church Nameday Festival, the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos on August 15th.  This Festival is not built around our love being extended, but His love being extended to us.  It is our receiving of His love that empowers us to love others—maybe even those we don’t necessarily like.  It is through our worship,  thanksgiving and love of our whole being towards God that we reveal ourselves not only as Christian, but as Orthodox.

My call to each of you is that we travel together.  Let us make this journey of love to our Parish’s feast that we may worship Him while honoring her (the Theotokos).  Let this Parish feast be a true celebration of worship and community.  We have celebrated our love of our fellow man, let us now celebrate our love for Him as we receive His love for us!

In His Service,

Fr. Jon


Capital Campaign Message


Dear Parishioners of the Assumption,

       The Parish Council has been working hard since the General Assembly on April 30 to collect the pledges we need to be able to secure Metropolis approval to sign with a contractor and begin construction of our new Fellowship Hall, which includes classrooms for Sunday School, administrative offices, a commercial kitchen, and a banquet hall for receptions and celebrations.  Here is an update.

       First, THANK YOU!!! to everyone who has offered a pledge since we held our General Assembly.  To date, we have raised over $650,000 in new pledges.  While on the one hand we still have a way to go to reach our target, on the other hand this is a monumental achievement in just a few weeks.  So thank you to each of you who have stepped up, who have responded to our phone calls or texts or emails, and who have helped us advance toward our goal.

       For everyone who is still mulling it over, still hesitant to commit, or still trying to decide how much, let me take this opportunity to underline what we asking. 

       Right now, we are ONLY asking for pledges.  In order to gain Metropolis approval for our project and have the authority to sign a contract, we must secure $2 million in new pledges, in addition to what we had raised between 2014-2020.

50% of the amount you pledge will be due the day we begin construction. 

25% will be due 6 months after we have begun construction.

25% will be 18 months after we have begun construction.

       The reason why the Parish Council decided to offer the above payment schedule is twofold.  First, ever since we began the Capital Campaign in 2014, several people have expressed doubt that it would ever come to fruition, and that doubt became for some a reason not to contribute to the campaign.  We will only ask you to pay on your pledge WHEN CONSTRUCTION BEGINS.  In other words, we will only collect your money when the project is indeed going to move forward.  Second, the Parish Council is hoping that, if everyone realizes that they may pay their pledge over an 18 month period from the beginning of construction, they will give more generously and sacrificially.  That is to say, someone may have a limited amount they can give in 2022 because of other commitments they have already made, but when they look toward 2023 and the start of 2024, they may be able to commit a larger amount to this project.  The immediate target is to secure $2 million in PLEDGES.

       As we continue to reach out to the members of our community—at the General Assembly we stated that we would love to have 100% participation from the community!!—the Parish Council is also working on identifying other possible avenues of funding.  Ideally, we would as a community hit the $2 million target, and any additional funds we can obtain will allow us to complete the project in its entirety without ever having to pause.  We also continue to search for possible ways to reduce the costs of construction—for example, does someone know an electrician who would do the work at cost—and will keep doing so until the project is completed.

       I hope this answers some of the questions some of you may have.  If you have additional questions, if you have not yet offered your pledge but are now ready to do so, if you want to express your opinion or offer suggestions, please do not hesitate to email or call me or, if you prefer, reach out to any member of the Parish Council.  I include my contact information below.

       Thank you again to everyone who has helped us advance toward the realization of this project.  I look forward to hearing from/speaking with every one of the rest of you.  Working all together—in community—we can and will succeed.

In Christ,

Evanthia Speliotis, Parish Council President of Assumption GOC (; 502-500-7904)



Upcoming Events

Parish Feastday


Great Vespers of the Dormition of the Theotokos is on a Weekend!!!

Great Vespers, Sunday, August 14th, at 5 P.M.

Divine Liturgy, Monday, August 15th, at 10 A.M. (Orthros at 9:00 A.M.)

Following the Great Vespers (with a Blessing of the 5 Loaves) will be a reception. Come and join with your parish family and the Orthodox of the parishes of Kentucky in feasting.  Together, we will celebrate our parish and all the blessings that have been bestowed upon us for almost 100 years!!!

Livestreaming Services

Click on this link ( and bookmark our page in your browser.  Faith is foundational in our lives and, when so many thinks around us are changing, it is steadfast.  I have offered thanksgiving to God that we have such great technology for our faithful to stay connected.

Amazon Smile

Great News!!!  Amazon Smile will donate .5% of your purchases to the Assumption!!!
All you have to do is enter through the link below and shop as usual!!!
Don’t forget to bookmark it on all your devices!!!

Kroger Community Rewards®

Are you already Kroger shopper?
Your current shopping could be benefitting the Assumption!

Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!



· Go to and register your Kroger Plus Card (if you are already registered, click “Sign In” instead of “Create an Account.”)

· Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions

· You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.

· Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

· Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. If you use your phone number at the register instead of a card, call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

· Update or confirm your information.

· Enter “Assumption” or our NPO number of AT066 and select us from the list and click on confirm.

· If enrollment is complete, you will see Assumption’s name on the right side of your information page.

· That’s it!!! Use your registered Kroger Plus card or phone number at the register and our parish benefits!!!

By registering online, coupons can be electronically attached to your Plus Card. Not only do you help the Church, but you save money. Talk to everyone you know about registering to benefit our parish!!!

Parish COVID Guidelines


Assumption Parish (Louisville, KY) Worship Guidelines

Revised February 22, 2022


Before Coming to Church, please assess your health:  If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, please stay at home.

†  Mask protocols

  • The wearing of masks is optional and supported. The Parish Council wants every person to feel safe in the Church.
  • Although wearing a mask is not formally mandated and is a personal prerogative for anyone to wear a mask as he/she sees fit, as a church community, we want to be as caring and welcoming of everyone as we possibly can.
  • Wearing a mask is out of love and care for your fellow parishioners, so that everyone may feel safe and comfortable attending church and participating fully in our community of faith.

†  Seating

  • A section of the church will be designated for individuals who choose to social distance (masks required in this section). 
  • The remaining portion of the church will be open seating for those who do not choose to be socially distant.

†  Fellowship Hall

  • Coffee Hour will resume in the hall without restriction.
  • Sunday School will return to the classrooms.


Assumption Parish Calendar

  • AGOC Parish Calendar

    August 7 to August 21, 2022

    Sunday, August 7

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, August 8

    5:00PM Small Paraklesis Service

    Wednesday, August 10

    5:00PM Small Paraklesis Service

    Friday, August 12

    5:00PM Small Paraklesis Service

    Sunday, August 14

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM Sunday School Teacher Meeting

    5:00PM Great Vespers for the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

    Monday, August 15

    9:00AM Orthros for the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy for the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

    Sunday, August 21

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM Parish Council Meeting