One hundred years ago this Saturday, on April 14, 1912, the son of the founder of the world-wide Baha’i faith, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, spoke publicly for the first time in the United States. At the invitation of the Rector of the Church of the Ascension, The Rev. Dr. Percy Stickney Grant, this historic talk marked the spread of this new teaching in America. On the Centenary Anniversary of this event, the Church of the Ascension will once again extend spiritual hospitality to members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of New York City at a gathering beginning at 11:30 am in the church. Interested members of the parish are cordially invited to participate in welcoming our neighbors to this joyful anniversary occasion.
The Rector Search Committee is now receiving names of candidates for the position of Rector. Our Parish Profile can be found here. Anyone interested in applying should send a cover letter, resume, and OTM Profile to email@example.com. We also invite your suggestions for applicants. Please send names of prospective candidates and contact information to the Rector Search Committee at the email address above. We will be receiving applications until December 1, 2013.
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
Sunday 11am Holy Eucharist in the church with sermon, music & choir
Sunday 7pm Service of Meditations and Sacrament including chant, interfaith readings and communion
December 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Excerpts from Premier Livre d’Orgue
Louis Marchand (1669-1732)
E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
Paul Manz (1919-2009)
Communion Motet (Sung in Latin)
Adoramus te Christe
Rolande de Lassus (1530-1594)
Fantasia in G Minor
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)