Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-10-30
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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

October 30

5th Sunday of Luke

October 30

Joseph, Patriarch of Constantinople

October 30

The Holy Martyrs Zenobius and His Sister Zenobia

These Saints were from Aegae in Cilicia, brought up in piety by their parents. Zenobius was a physician, and healed many freely by the power of God; because of his virtue he was consecrated Bishop of Aegae. With his sister he was taken by Lysias the Governor, and after many tortures they were beheaded, about the year 290, during the reign of Diocletian.

October 30

Cleopas and Artemas of the 70 Apostles


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Ninth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:19-31

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe." Eight days later, His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then He said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side; do not be faithless, but believing." Thomas answered Him, "My Lord and My God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, you may have life in His name.

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 St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19.

Brethren, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.

Gospel Reading

5th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 16:19-31

The Lord said, "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.' But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' But Abraham said, 'They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He said to them, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'"


Wisdom of the Fathers

By these words it is surely shown that in his [the rich man] daily feasting he had frequently sinned by his tongue, seeing that, while burning all over, he demanded to be cooled especially in his tongue. Again, that levity of conduct follows closely upon gluttony sacred authority testifies ... For the most part also edacity leads us even to lechery, because, when the belly is distended by repletion, the stings of lust are excited.
St. Gregory the Dialogist
The Book of Pastoral Rule, Chapter XIX, 6th century

The man who has once chosen pleasure in this life, and has not cured his inconsiderateness by repentance, places the land of the good beyond his own reach; for he has dug against himself the yawning impassable abyss of a necessity that nothing can break through.
St. Gregory of Nyssa


Hymns of the Day

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 for Cleopas & Artemas of the 70 in the 3rd Tone

O Holy Apostles, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offenses.

Seasonal Kontakion in the 2nd Tone

The protection of Christians unshameable, intercessor to our Holy Maker, unwavering, do not turn from the prayerful cries of those who are in sin; instead, come to us, for you are good; your loving help bring unto us, who are crying in faith to you: Hasten to intercession and speed now to supplication as a protection for all time, Theotokos, for those who honor you.

Message from Fr. Jon


Pastoral Message from the November Beacon


My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On November 21, the Church celebrates the Great Feast of the Theotokos’ Entrance into the Temple. It was on this day, when she turned 3 years of age, that Joachim and Anna gave her to the Lord.  From that day until she became betrothed to Joseph, the Theotokos lived in the Holy Temple. As difficult as this may have been for her parents, this was the will of the Lord expressed to them prior to her conception.

It is truly a remarkable account!  When the Theotokos was taken to the Temple, she walked up the steps full of joy and never looked back! She knew, in her heart, that she was going to be with the Lord and was eagerly going to Him.  This may seem unusual and difficult, and for most it is, but that is because most aren’t at that point on their journey of faith.

We are blessed to be celebrating this Great Feast this year on a Sunday. In fact, it is the Sunday immediately prior to another “Great Feast,” that of Thanksgiving. Just as the Theotokos yearned to be with the Lord, we also yearn to be with our families—especially on Thanksgiving.

As a priest, I have the tremendous blessing of being with you at the happiest times of our lives, and at the most difficult.  What is almost universal—almost– is that people yearn more to be with God as they realize their mortality.  When we are young, we believe the we are immortal—not really, but functionally.  When we are old, we feel all the aches and pains of our bodies.  This “weakness” often translates into a greater faith—as we lose our physical health, we gain spiritual heath.

The good news is that we don’t have to wait for our “weakness” in body to gain strength in our souls.  Knowing consciously that this is the path that we are on, we can accelerate our growth in faith.  We can allow this knowledge to travel from our minds to our hearts through spiritual obedience and adoption of spiritual practices: weekly Divine Liturgy, Holy Confession, fasting, tithing, praying, reading the scripture, becoming a disciple...and the list goes on.  We can become as the Theotokos as she entered the Temple—yearning to be with God with childlike enthusiasm and love.  The choice in in our minds...the work in in our actions...the result is in our souls.

I remain,

In His Service,


Rev. Father Jon Boukis


Capital Campaign Message


August 10, 2022

Dear Parishioners of the Assumption.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer. Here is the latest update about our building project and capital campaign.

As you recall from our special assembly in the spring regarding the building project, we set out a very aggressive goal to fundraise, gain the last of our necessary approvals, and break ground on the building shortly after our June festival. Since that time, we have raised $670,000 additional dollars in pledges, from 13 individuals/families who stepped up and pledged for the first time, and 13 individuals/families who had pledged previously and added to those prior pledges.  In total we have $1,670,000 in pledges from 49 individuals/families.  We also were approved to receive a $500,000 small business loan at 2.75% interest over 30 years, putting the total monies we have collected/available to date at $2,170,000.  This is wonderful progress and speaks to our community’s commitment towards this project the future of the Church. All that being said, there is still more work to do!

Deep into the summer as we are, we are not able to secure a favorable start date with the contractors and subcontractors for this year.  Our plan and hope, therefore, is to put ourselves at the top of the queue of the construction schedule for 2023.

Sometimes, a delay or disappointment can be a blessing in disguise, and such seems to be the case here:

  1. That gives us seven more months to fundraise further.
  2. It means we will have the time to submit the grant proposal that Demetra Antimisiaris has put so much time into, not only to a couple of national foundations, but also to local institutions that support initiatives which benefit the greater Louisville community, as our new building should help us do to an even greater extent than we do already. 
  3. Optimize our project—further value engineering can benefit the total cost of the project.
  4. Better pricing.  We will of necessity have to send the project out for bid anew.  Not only does this allow us to apply lessons learned to this next bidding process, which should help us secure the most competitive bids possible, but several individuals involved with the building industry believe that certain key material costs—specifically wood and cement—should be significantly lower a few months from now than they are today.
  5. Be ready to break ground in Spring 2023.

Please know that the Parish Council and all the partners we have working with us are continuing to work on this project. 

We knew that raising $2 million between April 30 and June 4 was highly optimistic and aspirational.  We have much greater confidence that completing our fundraising goals, getting new and more competitive bids early in 2023, and breaking ground at the beginning of the construction cycle for 2023 is practical and realizable.

And, please, any connections, resources, great ideas, constructive suggestions you might have as we proceed toward our (our Community’s) goal, share them with us. 

Peace to all,

Evanthia Speliotis, on behalf of the Parish Council of Assumption GOC / 502-500-7904


Upcoming Events

Trunk or Treat


On Sunday October 30th, there will be Fall themed games for the kids during Sunday School. Directly after Sunday school and church, there will be a "Trunk or Treat" in the parking lot in front of the hall. The Sunday School will be hosting coffee hour and there will be a photo booth for families to take pictures.

Church appropriate costumes please.

Fall Parish General Assembly



 An assembly of all the stewards* of the parish will occur on Sunday, November 6, 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 Spring 2022 General Assembly Minutes
  6. President’s Report
  7. Treasurer’s Report (Financial Position, Proposal of 2023 Parish Budget, Stewardship Report)
  8. Church Hall, Administration & Classroom Building & Capital Campaign Report
  9. Nomination of 2023 Parish Council
  10. Election of 2022 Audit Committee
  11. Pastoral Remarks
  12. 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. Nektarios Man of God Movie


St. Nektarios Man of God Movie

At the Assumption!!!

Saturday, November 12
5:00 PM Pizza
5:30 PM Movie
RSVP to:

Restaurant Circle


The Restaurant Circle will meet every few months at a different restaurant. There will be no planned menus, no fixed costs and no obligations - just good food, good fun and great company!

7:00pm on Saturday, November 19th


6110 Crestwood Station • Crestwood, Ky

RSVP to the Church by November 17th to

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!!!


Assumption Parish Calendar

  • AGOC Parish Calendar

    October 30 to November 13, 2022

    Sunday, October 30

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM “Trunk or Treat”

    Wednesday, November 2

    7:00PM "Transformative Christianity" Webinar

    Sunday, November 6

    Philoptochos Meeting

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM Fall General Assembly

    Tuesday, November 8

    5:00PM Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Nektarios

    Wednesday, November 9

    6:00PM Orthodox Bible Study

    Saturday, November 12

    5:00PM St. Nektarios Movie

    Sunday, November 13

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy