Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2017-09-17
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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

Great Vespers - Saturday 5:00pm

Orthros - Sunday 9:00am

Divine Liturgy- Sunday 10:00am

Past Bulletins

Saints and Feasts

September 17

Sunday after Holy Cross

September 17

Sophia & her three daughters: Faith, Hope, and Love

These Saints were from Italy and contested for the Faith about the year 126, during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian. Faith was twelve years old, Hope, ten, and Love, nine; each was tormented and then beheaded, from the eldest to the youngest. Their mother Sophia mourned at their grave for three days, where she also fell asleep in peace; because of her courageous endurance in the face of her daughters' sufferings, she is also counted a martyr. The name Sophia means "wisdom" in Greek; as for her daughters' names, Faith, Hope, and Love (Charity), they are Pistis, Elpis, and Agape in Greek, and Vera, Nadezhda, and Lyubov in Russian.

September 17

Herakleides & Myron, Bishops of Crete

September 17

Afterfeast of the Holy Cross


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Fourth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:1-12

On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of man must be delivered in to the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the apostles; but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.

But 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.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 2nd Tone. 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 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 Plagal 2nd Tone

Angelic powers were above Thy tomb, and they that guarded Thee became as dead. And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate Body. Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. O Thou Who didst arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.

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

Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou unto the faithful victory over adversaries. And by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

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.

Wisdom of the Fathers

And see how He also makes His discourse unexceptionable: not saying at all, "whether you will, or no, you must suffer this," but how? "If any man will come after me."
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 55 on Matthew 16, 1. B#54, p.339., 4th Century

"I force not, I compel not, but each one I make lord of his own choice; wherefore also I say, 'If any man will.' For to good things do I call you, not to things evil, or burdensome; not to punishment and vengeance, that I should have to compel.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 55 on Matthew 16, 1. B#54, p.339., 4th Century


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”


Message from the Parish Council


Parish Council Message from the September Beacon


Fellow Parishioners,

Last month, I wrote to you in my message asking for help because we had no one to chair the WorldFest.  We, the parish council, met and decided to give it up - which was a very painful decision since it is the parish’s third largest fundraising event.

Thanasi was out of town when he heard about the decision. He called me and said:

"Being on parish council (means) to me, and from what I've seen the many years my father was on it, the council steps up. I've reached out to (someone) and told him we need a chair. If he is not willing to chair, but only work, then I will chair it. I believe we need the $10k of revenue for the church and I'm not sure how we could make it up. So I think we have to do the WorldFest and pray that God provides us workers and an abundance of income."

That is a great example of a son’s dedication to his church and community - who has learned by example from his father throughout the years.

In Christ,


“Attract, Serve, Illuminate”


Upcoming Events

Men's Club Lamb Roast


Men's Club Lamb Roast and Planning Meeting

On Thursday, September 21st, at 6pm, the Men's Club will gather for a lamb dinner and have its first meeting to plan the events of the 2017/2018 year.  Your surveys were most helpful in know what our men would like!  Come and enjoy great food and Christian fellowship and service! More details to come!

2nd Annual "GOGO"


The 2nd Annual "GOGO" (Greek Orthodox Golf Olympics) will take place at Fuzzy Zoeller's Covered Bridge Golf Club in Sellersburg, Indiana, on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

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

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 10779 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 17 to October 1, 2017

    Sunday, September 17

    Sunday School

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    1:00PM All Youth Kick-Off

    Monday, September 18

    6:30PM AHEPA Meeting

    Wednesday, September 20

    6:00PM Orthodox Bible Study

    7:30PM Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

    Thursday, September 21

    6:00PM Men's Club Lamb Kick-off

    Saturday, September 23

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    7:00PM Texas Hold'Em Fundraiser for the Assumption Building Fund

    Sunday, September 24

    Sunday School

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    5:00PM Greek Dance Practice (Division I)

    6:00PM Greek Dance Practice (Division II)

    Monday, September 25

    6:30PM GOGO Meeting (Greek Orthodox Golf Olympics)

    Wednesday, September 27

    Metropolis of Detroit Clergy Laity Congress

    6:00PM No Orthodox Bible Study

    Thursday, September 28

    Metropolis of Detroit Clergy Laity Congress

    Friday, September 29

    Metropolis of Detroit Clergy Laity Congress

    Saturday, September 30

    Metropolis of Detroit Clergy Laity Congress

    10:00AM LOVE Meeting

    5:00PM No Great Vespers

    Sunday, October 1

    Sunday School

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy