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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
Please join us for the next Sunday forum in our series featuring members of our parish who make art in a variety of media. The forum takes place after the 11am service. Our hope is to explore how making art expresses and forms our spirituality, and perhaps along the way to ponder what it means …
Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday, May 2, in the Ascension Parish Hall, 12 West 11th Street, for a screening and discussion of The Lost Village (2017 – 93 minutes), an examination of the relationship between New York University and real estate development in Greenwich Village. The film recently won the New York City …
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 …
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 …
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.
On Sunday, April 23, the Rev. Dr. James Reho will be with us at Ascension to preach and lead a forum on his new book, Tantric Jesus, following the 11 a.m. service. His book explores resonances between early/Eastern Christian spirituality and Indian and Tibetan Tantra. From the book’s Forward, by noted Creation Spirituality theologian the …
At the Church of the Ascension, we celebrate the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ year-round, at every service. But we celebrate the event of the resurrection, particularly, during Eastertide, and especially at the first four Eucharists held at the conclusion of Holy Week. Here’s some of what you can expect.
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.