New York Times Features our Soprano

The New York Times featured our own soprano Bora Yoon in the Metro section on April 18, 2014. The article notes “Bora Yoon writes and performs music that combines ancient and modern elements, including 12th-century liturgical chants and abstract electronic ‘sound architecture’.” The article also mentions she sings at our church and has a new …  [ More → ]


Inquirer’s Classes begin April 22, 6:45pm

The Spring Inquirer’s class will begin on Tuesday, April 22, at 6:45pm in the Parish Hall. Each class will take a look at a different aspect of the Christian Faith and what it means to be a member of The Church of the Ascension. Classes will go for six consecutive weeks ending in a hands-on …  [ More → ]

Bible Study Mondays

Have you ever wanted to learn more about scripture but were afraid to ask the simple questions? This new Bible study is for you. Join Mother Shelley on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. as she guides us through a beginner’s course in the study of scripture. Classes will begin Monday, January 20th.

Advent Letter 2013

Here is a link to read Mother Shelley’s Advent Letter to family and friends of The Church of the Ascension.


Organ Recital: April 9, 2014, 8pm

We are extremely honored to present the great musician Francis Chapelet. Post-World War II Europe produced an amazing assembly of legendary interpreters of Early Organ Music. Francis Chapelet is one of the last remaining masters of his generation still actively concertizing. His interpretations of this rich repertory of music are based on a lifetime of …  [ More → ]

Lenten Reflection: Lent 4

Honoring Self in Lent In every journey there is a need for respite. A wisdom which allows us to place all else in life aside and just rest in the pleasure of how far we have come. Even if it doesn’t seem as though much has happened it still is important to stop, replenish and …  [ More → ]

Lenten Reflection: Lent 3

Embracing the Via Media of Lent About mid-way through the Lenten season we begin to feel adrift and may have even lost the enchantment of the journey. We are reminded of some of the things we have decided to leave behind and wonder if our bodies, our hearts and our minds are capable of living …  [ More → ]

Blog Posts

Music for Holy Week 2014
by Dr. Dennis Keene

Palm Sunday, April 13 Organ Music at 10:45am Récit de Tierce en taille by Nicolas de Grigny Kyrie III (Klavierübung) by Johann Sebastian Bach Choral Music at 11:00am Lift up your heads (from Messiah) by Handel Christus factus est by Anton Bruckner Ave Christe by Josquin des Prez Evening Service of Meditation and Sacrament at …  [ More → ]

Lenten Reflection: Lent 2
by The Rev. Shelley D. McDade

Living on the inside of Lent To step into the season of Lent is to open yourself up to the unknown. At first there is clarity. It is easy to see the habits that need to be ended, the relationships that need to be mended, and the clutter that needs to be organized. But then …  [ More → ]

Lenten Reflection: Lent 1
by The Rev. Shelley D. McDade

To step into Lent is to acknowledge our desire for being known. If we truly want to be known we need to open ourselves up to the possibility of a shared life with each other. A shared life often feels like compromise…something accepted rather than wanted. A compromise may feel as though we are settling …  [ More → ]