Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2024-05-26
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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 8:50 am

Divine Liturgy- Sunday 10:00 am

Past Bulletins

Saints and Feasts

May 26

George the New of Sofia

May 26

Alexandros the New Martyr of Thessaloniki

May 26

Sunday of the Paralytic

Close to the Sheep's Gate in Jerusalem, there was a pool, which was called the Sheep's Pool. It had round about it five porches, that is, five sets of pillars supporting a domed roof. Under this roof there lay very many sick people with various maladies, awaiting the moving of the water. The first to step in after the troubling of the water was healed immediately of whatever malady he had.

It was there that the paralytic of today's Gospel way lying, tormented by his infirmity of thirty-eight years. When Christ beheld him, He asked him, "Wilt thou be made whole?" And he answered with a quiet and meek voice, "Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool." The Lord said unto him, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk." And straightaway the man was made whole and took up his bed. Walking in the presence of all, he departed rejoicing to his own house. According to the expounders of the Gospels, the Lord Jesus healed this paralytic during the days of the Passover, when He had gone to Jerusalem for the Feast, and dwelt there teaching and working miracles. According to Saint John the Evangelist, this miracle took place on the Sabbath.

May 26

Augustine, Archbishop of Canterbury

May 26

Carpos and Alphaeus, Apostles of the 70

This holy Apostle was numbered with the Seventy, and ministered unto the holy Apostle Paul, journeying with him and conveying his epistles unto those to whom they were written. He became Bishop of Beroea in Thrace, where he endured great tribulations while bringing many of the heathen to holy Baptism, and also suffered martyrdom there. Saint Paul mentions him in II Timothy 4:13.


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Fifth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:12-35

At that time, [Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened. That very day] two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing Him. And He said to them, "What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?" and they stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered Him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?" And He said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and rulers delivered Him up to be condemned to death, and crucified Him. But we had hoped that He was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since this happened. Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find His body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see." And He said to them, "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was not it necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into this glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself. So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained Him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent." So He went in to stay with them. When He was at table with them, He took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the scriptures?" And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, who said, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had happened on the road and how He was known to them in the breaking of the bread.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 3rd Tone. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42.

In those days, as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints that lived at Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed." And immediately he rose. And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. In those days she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him, "Please come to us without delay." So Peter rose and went with them. And when he had come, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing tunics and other garments which Dorcas made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, rise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. And he gave her his hand and lifted her up. Then calling the saints and widows he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Paralytic
The Reading is from John 5:1-15

At that time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda which has five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had. One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me." Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk." And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked.

Now that day was the sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet." But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, 'Take up your pallet, and walk.' "They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your pallet, and walk'?" Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you." The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.


Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal 1st Tone

Christ is risen from the dead, by death hath He trampled down death, and on those in the graves hath He bestowed life.

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the 3rd Tone

Let the heavens rejoice; let the earth be glad, for the Lord has shown the mighty power of His arm. He trampled down death by death and became the firstborn of the dead. From the depths of Hades, He delivered us and granted to the world great mercy.

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 Plagal 4th Tone

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.

Message from Fr. Jon


Pastoral Message from the May Beacon


Dear Parishioners of our Beloved Assumption,

In anticipation of the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha, I greet you in our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

In just a few short days, we will be chanting, no, proclaiming: “Christ is Risen!” For our faithful, the long battle of fasting during Great Lent becomes the joy of feasting. For many, the period of preparation through confession and askesis (spiritual work) is completed in the receiving of Holy Communion. For most, the joy of His Resurrection is expressed within each of us as love towards others, including our brothers and sisters in Christ, our friends and our family members. For all, Christ has given Himself to all of creation that we may have a path to salvation!!! This love is His love that is so abundant that it flows through each of us!

Christ entered Hades so that we wouldn’t have to—thus with His death He defeated death!!!

Christ gives us “eschatological peace” through His Glorious 3rd day Resurrection!!!

- Let this reality ring within your heart!

- Let Christ’s love overwhelm you!

- Let His Resurrection be for you a source of eternal peace!

Believe it! Really Believe it! And Proclaim it!!!

Praying for His Grace as we suffer with Him as He approaches the Cross, commits His spirit and enters the tomb to defeat death for us; and for His mercy as he emerges from the tomb victorious revealing Himself as our Savior, King and God, I remain,

In Christ,

Fr. Jon


Upcoming Events

Spring Parish General Assembly


Notice of Parish Assembly to be held June 2, 2024

An assembly of all the stewards* of the parish will occur on Sunday, June 2, following the Divine Liturgy at 11:30 AM.  The draft agenda will be as follows:


1. Call to Order / Opening Prayer

2. Determination of Quorum* requirement of parishioners** by rollcall

3. Adoption of Agenda

4. Appointment of Assembly Chairperson and Assembly Secretary

5. Amendment/Approval of Fall 2023 General Assembly Minutes

6. Report (President, Treasurer, Festival, Facilities & Stewardship)

7. Presentation of the 2023 Audited Financial Statements

8. Pastoral Remarks

9. Adjournment / Closing Prayer



To be legally binding, a quorum must be present before any meeting of the Parish Council or the Parish Assembly. 

A majority of the Parish Council shall constitute a quorum.  The minimum affirmative vote to pass a motion in a meeting of the Parish Council shall be a majority of a quorum. 

For a Parish Assembly, at least twenty-five percent (25%) of current members in good standing shall constitute a quorum, except in matters pertaining to the purchase, sale or encumbering of Parish Property, which require a quorum of the current members in good standing per Part One, Article VI, Section 5 of the UPR.  The minimum affirmative vote to pass a motion in a Parish Assembly shall be two-thirds (2/3) of a quorum.



Parish membership is in accordance with the Part One, Article V of the UPR.  An eligible Orthodox Christian may become a member in good standing of this parish by:

1. Submitting a signed yearly Stewardship Pledge card reflecting a contribution that is sacrificial in nature, and;

2. Meeting one’s financial obligation in a timely fashion, including an initial remittance at the time of initial yearly pledging.

To maintain member in good standing status for the purposes of the two annual Parish Assemblies, a parishioner should fulfill at least 25% of their annual Stewardship Pledge prior to the first annual Parish Assembly and at least 75% of their pledge before the second annual Parish Assembly. 

To maintain member in good status for any Special Parish Assemblies or ecclesiastical services (such as weddings and baptisms), a parishioner will need to have their pledge current as of the annual quarter in which the Assembly or service takes place.

St. Nicholas Summer Camp


St. Nicholas Summer Camp - July 7-12!!!

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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 Philoptochos


Philoptochos Message


As we approach the end of our year, Philoptochos would like to thank the Assumption community for supporting our philanthropic mission to “help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, those with disabilities and the victims of disasters.” With your help we have done a lot of good work and have made a difference in the local community. We have collected:

  • Used shoes for WaterStep that funds clean water projects throughout the world
  • Pants for the Clothing Assistance Program (CAP) of Jefferson County Public Schools that serves 10,000 students and their families
  • PJs and books for homeless kids and teens living at Wayside Christian Mission Shelters
  • Winter coats and accessories for Kentucky Refugee Ministries
  • Kid and adult diapers for St. Bernadette Diaper Bank Ministry
  • Personal hygiene items for the homeless living at Wayside Christian Mission shelters
  • Surplus medical supplies and equipment for Supplies Over Seas
  • Food items for kids participating in Blessings in a Backpack to take home over the weekend so they will not go hungry


Philoptochos has also made sizable financial donations to Blessings in a Backpack and Dare to Care.

In addition to our charitable work, we sponsor the Vasilopita Auction every January which supports our church’s ministries, such as Sunday School, Altar Boys and Greek School.  We also sponsor the Palm Sunday Fish Luncheon, we dye the red eggs for the Resurrection and Agape services, and we offer a meal after vespers on August 14, the eve of our church’s feast day.


Philoptochos is open to all Orthodox women over the age of 18 (stewardship is not required). We meet once a month from September (the start of the ecclesiastical calendar) to May. Dues are $35. If you would like more information, or to join, please see one of the officers: Nancy Anas, Hadley Dimitropoulos, Laura Dorman, Angeliki Kourelis, or email Angeliki at:  

Our last meeting, until we resume in September, will be on Sunday May 19 after church.


Happy Easter! Καλό Πάσχα!


Assumption Parish Calendar

  • AGOC Calendar

    May 26 to June 9, 2024

    Sunday, May 26

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, May 29

    6:00PM Orthodox Bible Study

    Saturday, June 1

    9:30AM Parish Council Meeting

    1:00PM Book Club

    Sunday, June 2

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM Parish Spring General Assembly

    Wednesday, June 5

    6:00PM Orthodox Bible Study

    Friday, June 7

    6:00PM GreekFest

    Saturday, June 8

    11:00AM GreekFest

    Sunday, June 9

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy