Assumption Church
Publish Date: 2023-09-17
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Assumption Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (203) 748-2992
  • Fax:
  • (203) 748-7747
  • Street Address:

  • 30 Clapboard Ridge Road

  • Danbury, CT 06811


Contact Information








Services Schedule

 
Orthros at 8:45 am - Sundays
Divine Liturgy at 10am - Sundays
 
Weekday Divine Liturgies without Orthros begin with the Doxology at 9:50 am
 
 


Past Bulletins


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. 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."


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Saints and Feasts

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.


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Memorial

Memorial

In loving memory of Maria Papantopoulos (1 yr) offered by Dimitrios & Kyriaki Kotsialiotis.

Eternal Be Her Memory - ΑΙΩΝΙΑ Η ΜΝΗΜΗ.

A donation in memory of Maria Papantopoulos has been made to our family picnic by Dimitrios & Kyriaki Kotsialiotis.

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Hospitality Ministry

Agape Coffee Fellowship is outside today! Join us for the Parish Picnic! 

If you'd like to be a hostess or host, please sign up on the board that is located in our Parish Hall or on line at: September and October Sign Up

Hosting duties include setting up, serving the coffee and cleaning up. We will always pair you with an experienced hostess!

Questions? Please contact Barbara Soldano or Caryn Flannery ([email protected]).

For Agape Fellowship Sponsoring opportunities/availability and guidelines please contact Margot Racano at: [email protected].

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Parish News

Assumption Garden Blessing
Sunday, Sept. 17 - Please meet outside immediately following catechism school / Divine Liturgy.

Breaking Bread Together

Friday, Sept. 22 at 7pm in our Parish Hall. Join in the discussion of "Finding stillness in today's busy world."  A light meal will be served. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Holy Consecration 

For the schedule of the Holy Consecration Services visit our web site at: https://www.agoc.us/consecration

Sunday Collection Basket

We are very thankful for the support of so many families and individuals who financially support the Ministries of our Assumption Church. Your Stewardship Commitment and donations for candles, Feast Days and special offerings help our Church meet the Yearly Budget. Our Parish Council has decided to continue placing the traditional Collection Basket on a table in the Narthex. Parishioners and visitors may offer a donation if they wish following Divine Liturgy and other Services as they exit the Church. Thank you for your gifts that support the many Ministries and programs of our Church. God Bless you.

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Parish Picnic

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Greek School

Greek School-Afternoon Student Classes

Our afternoon Greek School classes for students are on Tuesdays, from 4:30-6:30pm. All students are expected to attend for the entire 2 hours of instruction. Our first class is on September 12th.

Enrollment

Students should be in the first grade of their regular school to enter the Level K Class.  Occasionally,  we have students join us at another level and we will accommodate them accordingly based on their individual ability and needs.

Registration Form

Please click on the Registration Form to register for our Greek School.

If you have any questions, you can contact Paraskevi at [email protected].
Thank you!
 
Paraskevi Rountos
Athletic Director
Greek School Director
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Danbury, CT
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Youth News

GOYA Meeting

Sunday, September 24th following catechism school

Assumption Church Basketball

Are you interested in playing basketball with our Church team? Our season starts in October and runs through February. Players need to be between the ages of 7-18. Please click on the Registration Form and submit payment no later than September 20th. We need to know who is playing so we know how many teams we have!
 
Please contact Paraskevi at [email protected] with any questions!!!
 
Paraskevi Rountos
Athletic Director
Greek School Director
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Danbury, CT
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Music Ministry

Consecration Choir - Two more rehearsals to go!
Wednesday, Sept 20, @ Assumption - 6:30 pm soloists; 7:00-8:15 pm Choir
Wednesday, Sept 27, @ The Amber Room - 6:00-7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal
 
Adult Choir & Youth Choir - Looking forward to a beautiful year of music making!  Please turn in your enrollment forms to Cindy Ziemnicki as soon as possible. For more information, Adult Choir please email [email protected]; Youth Choir please email [email protected]
 
Adult Choir Charcuterie, Wine & Cheese Kick-Off Get Together - Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 pm - RSVP by Sept 30 - Please join us if you are thinking of joining the AC or are a current member!
 
Youth Choir Kick-Off Get Together - Saturday, October 7, 1:00-3:00 pm - RSVP by Sept 30 - Please join us if you are thinking of joining the YC or are a current member!
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Holy Consecration Godparent List

    Godparent List as of 9-15-23

    Godparent List as of 9-15-23

    Dear Assumption Church Family, The Holy Consecration of our Church is October 1, 2023. Many of our parishioners have become godparents by donating towards this historic event. We are truly grateful. There is still an opportunity to become a godparent. Forms were sent to all our Parish Family and are also available in the vestibule of our Church. You can go to our website and click onto "online giving" and donate for the Consecration. Make sure to mark on your calendars October 1st and September 30th to participate in the Sacred Services of the Consecration of our Assumption Church. The Parish Council and Consecration Committee --- Kindly report any errors to [email protected].


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Links for Livestreaming Services

Pray with us by subscribing to the Assumption YouTube channel 

https://www.youtube.com/@assumptionchurchdanbury

Or by visiting our Assumption page on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/assumptiongreekorthodoxchurch/videos

Live events will be streamed on both these services on programmed service hours.

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