Message from The Bishop of New York

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 My Brothers and Sisters, The events of this last weekend in Charlottesville have horrified Americans across our country. The virulence of the “Unite the Right” demonstrations themselves, with the viciousness of language and symbol, was in itself profoundly troubling and dangerous; but when it became the occasion for an instance of …  [ More → ]


New York Liberty Game – 8/27/17

Got Game? Ascension members and friends are going to see the New York Liberty play on Sunday, August 27, 2017 in the afternoon. This is the professional women’s basketball team that plays at Madison Square Garden. We’re hoping to get a group rate, so please let Steve Hubbard (shubbard[at] or Stacey Carpenter know if you …  [ More → ]

Capital Campaign Update

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, …  [ More → ]

Ascension Book Club June 6, 2017

The next meeting of the Ascension Book Club is Wednesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:00 pm the rear parlor. Enter through the office/library from the Parish Hall. The June selection is All by Myself Alone by Mary Higgins Clark. All are welcome!


Parish Barbecue! Wednesday, 8/30/2017

Join us Wednesday evening, August 30th for our monthly summer BBQ — 6:30pm in front of the church. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall or you can call the parish office at (212) 254-8620 to let us know you’re coming, and what you might like to bring. We hope to see you …  [ More → ]

Centering Prayer Wednesday Mornings

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.

Summer Bible Study Thursdays 6:45pm

Summer Bible Study continues on Thursday evenings at 6:45pm. Why not take some time this summer for refreshing lectio divina (sacred reading) of the scriptural texts for the coming Sunday? All are invited to join the Thursday evening Bible study group as we share scripture, silence and conversation together. Either join us for the 6:00pm …  [ More → ]


Sermon – August 6, 2017 The Transfiguration
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Lessons You can read the scripture for August 6, 2017 here. Audio Transfiguration Sunday – Year A How do you think God looks at you? I mean, we have two stories that use some powerful visual elements to portray how we might look at, or perceive, God’s presence. But I wonder if there isn’t something …  [ More → ]

Sermon – July 23, 2017
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Sermon – July 16, 2017
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]