Services at Ascension
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.
Worship Schedule: Monday – Friday 6pm at Side Altar
Sunday 9am Holy Eucharist at Side Altar and
11am Holy Eucharist in the church with choir & sermon
May 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Hymne de l’Eglise: Veni Creator
Jehan Titelouze (1563-1633)
Recitative and Chorus from Cantata 34
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
If ye love me
Final Variation on Veni Creator
Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
This Sunday we will celebrate Trinity Sunday. Please join us for the 9 or 11 o’clock service. Last Sunday, May 19th, we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost with the Baptisms and Mother Shelley’s vows of new ministry to our parish. On Wednesday, May 29th, we will have our first summer Parish Barbeque following the 6:00 …
The Rev. Canon Deborah G. Tammearu from the Transitional Ministry Office of the New York Diocese will be our guest preacher at the 11 a.m. service and will also join us at coffee hour. Originally a junior high school science teacher, The Rev. Canon Deborah G. Tammearu is a graduate of the General Theological Seminary …
The following are three meditations given by The Rev. Shelley D. McDade on Good Friday at The Church of the Ascension. Each of the meditations is introduced by the text of a spiritual leader. The first is Richard Rohr, a Roman Catholic monk and priest. The second meditation is introduced by a reading from Hildegard …
Dear Family and Friends of Ascension, As I write this Easter letter to you our faith is actually transitioning into the fourth week of Lent. A little past the mid-way point of our journeys of reflection, self-discovery and hope toward a renewed and closer relationship with God. Generally, it is a time for solemn thought. …
This month, the Tailer Memorial, the last large stained glass window in the church awaiting restoration, began its journey to the studio of Jack Cushen in East Marion, Long Island. It will return following restoration later this spring. The window, on the subject “The Child Jesus Found by His Mother in the Temple,” was executed …
Thursday nights (through October 25th) will bring a special five-week series in honor of the 350 year anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, “Our Anglican Heritage: The English and American BCP.” Each week we will explore the continuing history of the BCP tradition and how they have affected our sacramental life today. Our …
Save the date for our first summer 2013 Parish BBQ on Wednesday, May 29th, at 7 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs and lemonade will be provided. A sign up sheet will be posted in the Parish Hall to bring a salad, side dish or dessert. Come and enjoy the fellowship of the parish. All are welcome!
On Thursday, April 18th at 8 pm Voices of Ascension will perform some of the most beloved of all choral works (such as the Mendelssohn and Ireland works), performed with the polish, care and interpretive depth that can only come from one of the world’s preeminent choral ensembles. Two of the other pieces share the …
March 29 – Good Friday 12 Noon to 3 p.m. (with choir) The Three-Hour Liturgy for Good Friday with the reading of the Passion Gospel according to St. John, Solemn Collects, Veneration of the Cross, and Meditations. March 30 – Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter with the …
On Tuesday, May 21st at 8 pm Voices of Ascension will perform Tickets can be purchased online at Voices of Ascension or call the box office at (212) 358-7060.
I got me flowers to strew thy way; I got me boughs off many a tree: But thou wast up by break of day, And brought’st thy sweets along with thee. The Sunne arising in the East. Though he give light, and th’East perfume; If they should offer to contest With thy arising, they presume. …
Oh, how these words grasp you and leave a chilling sensation throughout your body. Here it is, written so matter-of-factly: “Then they took the body of Jesus and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews to bury.” It brings an odd feeling because here is our Lord, our Jesus, being treated like any other person who dies.