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Ascension is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community of people who gather to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to give praise and thanks to God through the beauty of worship, and to love and serve God and our neighbors.
- Regular Worship Schedule
- Sunday 9am: Holy Eucharist at Side Altar
- Sunday 11am: Holy Eucharist in the Church with sermon, hymns & choir
- Sunday 7pm: Service of Meditations and Sacrament, including chant, interfaith readings and communion
- Monday – Friday: 6pm at Side Altar. Church open for prayer and meditation 12-3pm.
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- Mondays: Movement & Meditation
12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 12 W. 11th Street. Suggested donation: $15.
- Wednesdays: Centering Prayer
7:30-8:15 a.m. in the Chapel, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street. For more information, please contact Shep Skiff.
- Mondays: Movement & Meditation
Ascension Day is Thursday, May 25, when we celebrate our parish’s feast day with a Festal Eucharist at 7pm. There will be special music by the Ascension Choir (music listed below on right sidebar) and the service will be followed by a grand party in the Parish Hall. Please join us to celebrate both the …
Are you thinking of being confirmed, or received into the Episcopal Church? Do you just want to learn more about this particular Anglican way of being a Christian? This year’s Inquirer’s Class will start shortly after Easter. It will prepare those who want to make a deeper commitment to Christ through confirmation or reception to …
Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21 is the next New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. The church will be open from 1pm – 5pm each day to welcome guests and point out our history and art/architectural highlights. For more information see NY Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Open House. Our new spatial sound installation …
Ascension will be donating $1,000 from its budget to help build a mill in Matel, Haiti, so that a new Episcopal school will become self-sustaining by grinding local farmers’ millet and corn. We invite friends of the parish to learn more and join us in this endeavor; the amount needed to finish the building is $2,000.
We are overjoyed to report that we have exceeded our stretch goal of $800,000 for Building Our Future, our capital campaign to restore the rectory. As of March 1, we have raised $801,730! We wish to thank everyone who has given so generously to the future of this parish! If you have not yet pledged, …
This new series begins next Sunday, February 12, after the 11 am service. Over the next year, we are launching an occasional forum series featuring members of our parish who make art in a variety of media, as well as some guest presenters. Our hope is to explore how making art expresses and forms our …
We are happy to be hosting the Wednesday night Sacred Harp group at Ascension through June. No singing experience necessary, and all are welcome to attend. Books are available for loan or purchase at every gathering. The group will either be in the Church or the Parish Hall as our schedule allows – check the …
The Centering Prayer group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30–8:15 a.m. All are welcome! Join us in contemplative silent prayer with friends in the presence of God. Enter through the Chapel doors to the right of the Church entrance on Fifth Avenue in the middle of the block between 10th and 11th Streets.
Please join this Friday evening, May 5, 2017 at 8 o’clock for a concert featuring our own Bora Yoon, a choir member, sound artist, vocalist and composer. She will perform with theraminist Armen Ra in the Sanctuary followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Tickets will be available at the door from 7pm for …
O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
It is difficult if not impossible for me to imagine the depth of the desolation of Jesus’ disciples, friends and followers on this day, particularly perhaps after night had fallen. They lost a beloved leader, under circumstances which seemed to negate entirely his message. He had died a cruel and degrading death at the hands of the Romans with the connivance of the established powers of their own nation.