Holy Assumption Orthodox Church
2027 18th St. NE Canton, Ohio 44705
Phone: (330) 455-9146, Priest's Res. (330) 754-6068


To know and love Christ, sharing His love with others.


Bringing the love of Christ to our community through prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship, service, and outreach within the tradition of historic Orthodox Christianity.

Holy Week 2016

Holy Monday

Icon of Christ the Bridegroom 


Holy Tuesday

Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins


Holy Wednesday

Washing of the Disciples Feet



Holy Thursday

Mystical Supper


Holy Friday




Holy Friday

Taking Down From The Cross


Holy Saturday

The Descent into Hades



Holy Pascha

The Angel at the Tomb

Visitors Welcome - All Services In English

Upcoming Services

Wednesday, May 4th
6:30 Daily Vespers
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Our Church

Daily Readings

Monday, 2 May 2016

Luke 21:12-19
Matins Gospel Reading

Acts of the Apostles 12:1-11
Epistle Reading

John 1:18-28
Gospel Reading

Renewal Monday; George the Great Martyr and Triumphant; Removal of the Relics...
Saints Feasts and Readings for 5/2/2016

Welcome from Father Stacey!


On behalf of our parish community I'd like to personally welcome you to Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Canton, Ohio.

We welcome visitors at all times! All of our worship is in English, and we love people because Jesus does, and He is the Lord of our parish!  

 What you will find here is:

· Christian Worship -- rooted in the mercy and majesty of God...

·Authentic unchanging teaching -- rooted in the Bible and early Christian tradition.

·The Church - the Orthodox Church has a continuous, unbroken history going right back to Jesus and the Apostles.

·The opportunity -- to grow closer to God and express your love for him through active discipleship and service - helping others.

·Fellowship with other believers.

Please join us on Sunday morning at 9:30 AM for Divine Liturgy and for Great Vespers on Saturday evening at 5:00 PM.

In Christ,

Fr. Stacey Richter


May 21 and 22: Womens's Retreat at the Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA.

We will arrive at the monastery on Saturday in time to tour the building and grounds, shop in the bookstore, and eat a meal before Vigil at 5:30  PM, then stay in guest housing overnight. 

We will return home after liturgy and coffee hour on Sunday the 22nd.  Please sign up on the bulletin board.

Assumption Herald Newsletter April 2016 Issue

In this Issue:

Reflections on Atheism by Fr Stacey Richter

St. Anne's Guild News

Parish Council News and Notes

Interview with the Hubas

Poetry by Nick Skiles

Parish Meeting May 8

There will be a short Parish Meeting on Sunday, May 8 during our Mother's Day lunch.  It will be a short meeting to approvve the next phase and funding for the kitchen remodeling project.


Communications Survey

The church is conducting a communications survey to determine the best way to communicate with people in the church. Please take a copy of the survey and return it soon to Steven Mathewson or Fr Stacey. Extra copies are located at the back of the church on the candle desk and in the hall. 

Canton, OH site of Third Small Parish Forum July 14-16 - 03/01/16

The Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania and the Diocese of the Midwest recently announced that the third annual Small Parish Forum will be held at Holy Assumption Church, Canton, OH July 14-16, 2016.

The Forum will focus on specific parish situations common to the numerous “small” parishes throughout the Orthodox Church in America and other jurisdictions.  Workshops and presentations will explore ways to assist parishes with memberships of 75 or fewer souls to achieve stability, build a positive self-image, and accept their calling to live a life in Christ without necessarily becoming “big.”