Panel Discussion & Parish Supper: Ascension & Ordained Ministry

On Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:30pm join us for our next Capital Campaign event. The Rev. Canon David Lee Carlson, Canon Missioner, The Delaware Catskill Episcopal Ministry and the Revs. Mark Collins, Stephen Hagerty, Paul Kahn, Jennifer Landis Owen and Jane Rockman, all sponsored from The Church of the Ascension, will lead a conversation …  [ More → ]


Christmas at Ascension

There are two services on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016. The family service is at 5 p.m. and children are invited to help arrange the nativity with the reading of the Christmas story. The music will include familiar hymns for all to sing and a solo by Bora Yoon, soprano. Festal Prelude Music is at …  [ More → ]

Visit from Anglican Archdeacon of Cyprus & the Gulf

The theme on the third Sunday in Advent, December 11, will be Ministering with Refugees in Baghdad. Last fall, Ascension joined several other parishes in the Diocese of New York in helping to build a community center in a refugee camp in Baghdad, Iraq. This ecumenical work is sponsored in part by the Anglican Diocese …  [ More → ]

Dialogues on Race & Religion: The Church and Immigration

Dialogue on Race and Religion: The Church and Immigration, will take place on Monday, December 5, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Cathedral House dining room. The Episcopal Diocese of New York is hosting a discussion about how churches and individuals can help the most vulnerable immigrants in our society, including refugees and asylum seekers. Ravi Ragbir, …  [ More → ]


Save the dates! Feb. 14 & 28

February 14, 2017 special Valentine’s Day party sponsored by the Capital Campaign committee and February 28, 2017 Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras event. Check back for more details.

Documentary Film Series – Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7pm

Ascension Outreach, Inc. and Resistance Cinema free film series presents Bonhoeffer: Agent of Change on Tuesday evening, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome. Entrance is through the Parish Hall at 12 West 11th Street, NYC. After the screening we will hear from guest speaker Gary John …  [ More → ]

Advent Quiet Day December 3rd

The theme for the Advent Quiet Day on Saturday, December 3, 2016 is Baking Bread and Waiting for God. We will meet from 10am until 3pm. Co-led by Fr. Ed and Valerie Coates (Ascension Chorister and bread baking expert), the group will explore our relationship with the Divine in this season of waiting, hope and …  [ More → ]


Sermon – Christmas Eve 2016
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our Judge; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Sermon – December 18, 2016
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  [ More → ]

Sermon – December 4, 2016
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Lessons You can read the scripture for December 4, 2016 here. Audio I’m unendingly amazed at the ways in which the Holy Spirit moves in the world. She’s been at it a long, long time. I say “she”, in part, because Judaism has a long history of recognizing “Wisdom” as both feminine and co-eternal with …  [ More → ]