Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2019-09-15
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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 8:450am

Divine Liturgy- Sunday 10:00am

Past Bulletins

Saints and Feasts

September 15

Sunday after Holy Cross

September 15

Porphyrios the Actor

September 15

Nikitas the Great Martyr

This Saint was of high birth among the Goths beyond the Danube River. He was taken by Athanaric, pagan ruler of the Goths, and after being tortured, was burned to death for his confession of Christ. According to some, this took place during the reign of Saint Constantine the Great; according to others, under the Emperor Gratian.

September 15

Philotheos the Righteous

September 15

Bessarion of Larissa

September 15

Righteous Father Symeon, Archbishop of Thessolonica

September 15

John the New Martyr of Crete

September 15

Afterfeast of the Holy Cross


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Second Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:1-8

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back, for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 4th Tone. Psalm 103.24,1.
O Lord, how manifold are your works. You have made all things in wisdom.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.

Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gospel Reading

Sunday after Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the 4th Tone

When the tidings of the resurrection from the glorious angel was proclaimed unto the women disciples and our ancestral sentence also had been abolished to the Apostles with the boasting did they proclaim that death is vanquished ever more and Christ Our God has risen from the dead and granted to the world His great mercy.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Holy Cross in the 1st Tone

Save O Lord, O Lord Your people, and bless Your inheritance. Grant victory to the faithful against the adversaries of the Faith, and protect Your people through Your Holy Cross, Your Holy Cross.

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 4th Tone

Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.

Message from Fr. Jon


Pastoral Message from the September Beacon


Dear Parishioners of our Beloved Assumption,

According to modern wisdom, it takes 21 days to make or break a habit.  In such a short period of time, one can change the momentum of one’s direction by instituting an exercise routine or embracing a healthy diet;  one could stop having that evening bowl of ice cream or even stop smoking.  A beneficial change is only 21 days in the making—but so is a bad habit— one could stop exercising or embrace an unhealthy diet.

Attending weekly Divine Liturgy and Bible Study are likewise choices that in 21 days can become routine.  When we don’t come to church in the summer, it is hard to begin again—just as it is hard to stop when we regularly attend. Fasting, praying, tithing are also examples of choices that we make that become part of our way of being (in 21 days).

Why is this so important to be said right now?  It is because we have come to the start of a new Ecclesiastical year!  Regardless of what our momentum was before, we are now entering a new year of Sunday School, Bible Study, youth activities, fellowship, etc.  Whether, in this last year, we were merely participating or completely committed doesn’t matter—the clock has been reset.

For each of us, this means that we decide what we want to be this year.  We need to sit down and determine what is important to our families and ourselves.  Then, commit to 21 days of making it a reality.  Is it easy? Not really.  Is it worth it? Absolutely!

It is our daily habits that define the health of almost everything that we can control about ourselves: physical fitness, weight, scholastic performance and financial health.  Why would our spiritual health differ?  The new year starts today—so can your new (or renewed) you!

I remain,

In His Service,

Rev. Father Jon Boukis


“Attract, Serve, Illuminate”


Upcoming Events

Orthodox Bible Study

Bible Study is an opportunity for us to apply the Scriptures to our everyday lives. The Bible is the “Good News” that enriches our faith and deepens our understanding of every issue that we face. This can only be done through obtaining the mind of the Holy Fathers. Let the scripture come alive in your life today!!!

The Wednesday Orthodox Bible Study will meet on Wednesday Evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm (please check calendar to verify times). The Sunday Orthodox Bible Study will meet after Divine Liturgy from 12:00 noon-1:00pm (please check calendar to verify times). Make a commitment to learning His Word!

4th Annual "GOGO"


The 4th Annual "GOGO" (Greek Orthodox Golf Olympics) will take place at Heritage Hills Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, on Saturday, November 28, 2019.

The format will be a 4 Man Scramble with a Shotgun Start at 9:00am.  Details will soon be available in the Monthly Beacon at

Community Center Capital Campaign

The Campaign is moving ahead!  The current position is as follows:
Capital Campaign pledges to date:  $716,786
Goal:  $1,500,000
Dollars needed to begin construction of new center:  $483,000
Contact George Digenis or Joanna Caneris to discuss how you can help fulfill this project

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!!!

Flower Outreach

Kroger has partnered with the Assumption to provide flowers for us to take out to those who are homebound, in assisted living facility or hospitals.

Please bring any empty vases that you may have accumulated and don’t know what to do with—we will put them to good use!!!

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!!!


Assumption Parish Calendar

  • Assumption Calendar

    September 15 to September 29, 2019

    Sunday, September 15

    Sunday School

    Greek School

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM No Orthodox Bible Study

    Monday, September 16

    6:30PM AHEPA Meeting

    Tuesday, September 17

    6:00PM GOGO Meeting

    Wednesday, September 18

    6:00PM Orthodox Bible Study

    Thursday, September 19

    6:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Saturday, September 21

    10:30AM Daughters of Penelope Meeting

    Sunday, September 22

    Sunday School

    Greek School

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Orthodox Bible Study

    Tuesday, September 24

    Metropolis of Detroit Clergy Laity Congress

    Saturday, September 28

    8:00AM 4th Annual Greek Orthodox Golf Olympics (GOGO)

    Sunday, September 29

    Sunday School

    Greek School

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Orthodox Bible Study