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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.

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EYE17 – Episcopal Youth Event – Oklahoma

Did you hear about EYE17, the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event, which will welcome more than 1,300 youth, adult mentors, workshop leaders, speakers and volunteers from across the Episcopal Church to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from July 10-14? EYE17 is being held in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma July 10-14 on the campus of the …  [ More → ]

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Wednesday Morning Centering Prayer

We are all naturally pulled in many directions in the course of our daily lives here is New York City. Drawing on the ancient practices of the Christian contemplative heritage, come join in silent prayer with friends in the presence of God. The group meets on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:15 a.m. in the chapel (entrance on …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – June 25, 2017

Our guest preacher for the last Sunday in June, the Rev. Christopher Montella, first came to the Church of the Ascension in 1996 as a parishioner and by the time he moved to Los Angeles in 2003 had been involved in a variety of ministries including serving on the vestry. After moving to Los Angeles, he began exploring a call to ordained life, cultivating seeds that were planted here at Ascension. In January of this year, after 25 years in the fashion industry, he was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles where he serves as the chair of The Bishop’s Commission for LGBTQ Ministry. [ More → ]

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Trinity Sunday, June 11, 2017

This Sunday, June 11th, we will celebrate Trinity Sunday. Services include: 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 on Sunday morning at 10:45am and postlude after the service on The Manton Memorial …  [ More → ]

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LGBT Pride March June 25, 2017

On the last Sunday in June we celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender pride with our water table on Fifth Avenue. The Rev. Christopher Montella will be our guest preacher that day. Christopher first came to The Church of the Ascension in 1996 as a parishioner and by the time he moved to Los Angeles …  [ More → ]

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Ascension Day – celebrate our parish feast day!

Ascension Day is Thursday, May 25, when we celebrate our parish’s feast day with a Festal Eucharist at 7pm. There will be special music by the Ascension Choir (music listed below on right sidebar) and the service will be followed by a grand party in the Parish Hall. Please join us to celebrate both the …  [ More → ]

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Become an Episcopalian!

Are you thinking of being confirmed, or received into the Episcopal Church? Do you just want to learn more about this particular Anglican way of being a Christian? This year’s Inquirer’s Class will start shortly after Easter. It will prepare those who want to make a deeper commitment to Christ through confirmation or reception to …  [ More → ]

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Resistance Cinema: The Lost Village

Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday, May 2, in the Ascension Parish Hall, 12 West 11th Street, for a screening and discussion of The Lost Village (2017 – 93 minutes), an examination of the relationship between New York University and real estate development in Greenwich Village. The film recently won the New York City …  [ More → ]

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“Tantric Jesus” Author to Preach April 23

On Sunday, April 23, the Rev. Dr. James Reho will be with us at Ascension to preach and lead a forum on his new book, Tantric Jesus, following the 11 a.m. service. His book explores resonances between early/Eastern Christian spirituality and Indian and Tibetan Tantra. From the book’s Forward, by noted Creation Spirituality theologian the …  [ More → ]

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