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Bach Mass in B Minor, Feb. 27 at 8pm

The concert will be performed by Voices of Ascension on Thursday, February 27th, 8pm at Fifth Avenue & 10th Street. Universally recognized as one of the highest achievements of Western Art, The Mass in B Minor represents the culmination of Bach’s life as a composer of sacred choral music. This one work contains such a …  [ More → ]

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February 13: Feast Day of Absalom Jones

On Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. The Episcopal Diocese of New York and the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine invited everyone to celebrate of the life and work of Blessed Absalom Jones. The Rev. Absalom Jones was an African-American abolitionist and clergyman. After finding a black congregation in 1794, he was …  [ More → ]

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Messiaen Organ Recital by John Gillock Feb. 4

Jon Gillock will play Messiaen’s Le Banquet Célèste and La Nativité du Seigneur on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8pm. The Church of the Ascension continues the distinguished series of concerts featuring The Complete Organ Works of Olivier Messiaen, played by Messiaen’s friend and disciple, Jon Gillock. In the first two programs of this cycle, …  [ More → ]

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Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Join us this Sunday, February 2nd, as we celebrate The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also known as Candlemas) at the 11am service. Children and parents are invited to join the procession to the altar steps for the Summary of the Law and Gloria followed by a blessing with the thurible before they go …  [ More → ]

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Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Please join us for our Sunday service on January 19, 2014 as we commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. with special music at the 11am service. Service music is listed on the sidebar. Additional services on Sundays at 9am and 7pm.

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Second Sunday of Christmas

Please join us for Epiphany Sunday on January 5, 2013 at 9am or 11am. Music for the 11am service is listed on the sidebar. All are welcome to join us as we welcome Emmanuel.

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Christmastide at Ascension

Please join us for our special Christmas services. At 5 pm on December 24th, we celebrate with a family service; children attending will be asked to carry animals to the Crèche with hymns sung by our Children’s Choir. At 10:30 we will hear anthems and carols by our Ascension choir. At 11 pm we celebrate …  [ More → ]

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Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete Sunday

The symbolism of the Advent wreath is beautiful and has been a part of our Christian tradition for centuries. The light itself signifies Christ, the Light of the world. The wreath is made of various evergreens, signifying continuous life. The circle of the wreath, which has no beginning or end, symbolizes the eternity of God, …  [ More → ]

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Christmas Concerts at Ascension

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 10 & 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM Conductor Dennis Keene leads the Voices of Ascension chorus in their most popular concerts of the season! Once again the church will be lit by hundreds of candles as the Voices of Ascension presents four centuries of Christmas music – a wonderful mixture of …  [ More → ]

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Advent Reflections – Second Advent

Advent is one of the most difficult periods of the church’s liturgical cycle and all of the life questions the scriptures bring. Why? Because Advent is all about waiting. And waiting is not easy. As life goes on, the liturgical cycles seem to become more and more meaningful. Perhaps after you’ve done enough living you …  [ More → ]

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