First Sunday in Advent and Quiet Day


This Sunday, November 27, 2016, is the first Sunday in Advent. We will have an Advent Quiet Day on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am to 3 pm. Father Ed and Valerie Coates (Ascension Chorister and bread baking expert) will co-lead the group in an exploration of our relationship with the Divine in this season of …  [ More → ]

News

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 → ]

Centering Prayer Wednesday mornings

The Centering Prayer group now meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:15am. 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.

Events

Documentary Film Series – Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ascension Outreach and Resistance Cinema free film series presents: Bonhoffer: Agent of Change on Tuesday evening, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Entrance is the Parish Hall at 12 West 11th Street, NYC. After the screening we will hear from our guest speaker Gary John Dorrien, an American theologian and Episcopal priest. He is the …  [ 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 → ]

Resistance Cinema November 1, 2016

Ascension Outreach and Resistance Cinema Present: Requiem for the American Dream on Tuesday evening, November 1st at 6:30 p.m. The New York Times described the film as “a timely 75-minute teach-in by Noam Chomsky, the M.I.T. linguistics professor who has been a leading leftist political analyst, critic and writer for six decades…focuses here on an …  [ More → ]

Thoughts

Sermon – November 13, 2016
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Lessons You can read the scripture for November 13, 2016 here. Audio The Church of the Ascension, NYC A Sermon Preached by the Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell November 13, 2016 Luke 21: 5-19 Let us pray. O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion …  [ More → ]

Sermon – November 6, 2016
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Lessons You can read the scripture for November 6, 2016 here. Audio The structure of today’s gospel passage is four blessings contrasted with four woes, all of which serve the purpose of encouraging believers to “look heavenward” during trial and tribulations. What does it mean to look heavenward? And, if we’re able to discern such …  [ More → ]

Sermon – October 30, 2016
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  [ More → ]