11am Service in the Parish Hall this Sunday

Due to the heat the 11am service will take place in the air conditioned parish hall this Sunday, August 2nd.  You may enter through the front door of the church on Fifth Avenue or the Parish Hall door at 12 West 11th Street, just west of Fifth Avenue.  We look forward to seeing you!


Volunteer for the Summer Choir!

There has been some interest expressed in forming a volunteer choir for the 11am service during these summer months when our regular choir is off (June, July, August, Labor Day weekend.) If you (or someone you know) would like to sing, just send an email to denniskeene@ascensionnyc.org and provide the following information: your name, email …  [ More → ]

You can help the people of Nepal

We are very glad to learn from our Assistant Sexton, Dawa Sherpa, that his family in Nepal are all OK after the devastating earthquake that has left more than 5,000 dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. Please remember the injured, the lost and frightened, the dead and all offering aid in your prayers. If you …  [ More → ]

The road ahead: the rectory renovation

We’re not quite ready for the “before and after” shots of the Rectory because we are square in the middle of the before!  So here are some pictures of the demolition phase as we prepare the rectory to be a new home for our new rector and get the parlor floor set to be our new meeting …  [ More → ]


Thursday Bible Study & 20s/30s Brunch

We continue to review Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by New Testment scholar Amy-Jill Levine on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Parish Hall. Drop-ins are welcome! It’s impossible not to catch up and be drawn deeply into some very stimulating discussion. And who doesn’t love brunch? Especially if …  [ More → ]

New! Photos of Rector Installation

Photos by parishioner Hunter Clark and others from the installation of Ascension’s 12th rector, the Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell, by the 16th bishop of the diocese of New York, the Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche, are available here and as part of our Flickr galleries.

Trinity Sunday May 31, 2015

This Sunday, May 31st, we will celebrate Trinity Sunday: 9am Holy Eucharist in All Saints Chapel; 11am Holy Eucharist in the church with sermon and soloist; 7pm Service of Meditations and Sacrament including chant, interfaith readings and communion. Prelude at 10:45am and postlude after the service on The Manton Memorial organ. Special Coffee Hour this …  [ More → ]


July 19, 2015 Sermon Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Proper 11 Year B Today’s gospel reading seems, at first, to missing something – to be missing, at the very least, the excitement that is to be found in the nineteen verses that are absent. It’s tempting to try and construct some reason to focus on Mark’s feeding of the masses, but in the coming …  [ More → ]

July 12, 2015 Sermon on Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
by Eve Beglarian

Proper 10 Year B This sermon was delivered by Eve Beglarian. You can read the scripture for July 12, 2015 here.

July 5, 2015 Sermon on Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Proper 9 Year B In the last fifteen years, Bruce Chilton – New Testament scholar now of Bard, formerly of Yale – has produced, among other things, a pair of books entitled Rabbi Jesus and Rabbi Paul. In these works, the author draws together the various scriptures pertaining to each of his subjects and creates …  [ More → ]