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August 16, 2015 Sermon

Proper 15 Year B Proclamation by Maurice Seaton John 6: 51-58 May the words from my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be always acceptable in thy sight Oh Lord, our strength and redeemer. Amen “We are what we eat!” Some of us have the luxury of choice in what, and how much, we …  [ More → ]

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August 9, 2015 Sermon

Proper 14 Year B In The Proverbs, a central feature of Judeo-Christian Wisdom Literature, we read, among many wisdoms, the following depiction of wisdom itself: …when purpose first unfolded before the oldest of works from everlasting, I was firmly set, from the beginning, before earth came into being. The deep water was not, when I …  [ More → ]

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Services in the Church this week and Ascension is in The Episcopal New Yorker

The weekday 6pm services and the 11am Sunday service will take place in the church.  For updates about possible weather related changes with services in the Parish Hall, watch this site or the weekly parish email message.   The summer issue of The Episcopal New Yorker has Janet Fisher and Hunter Clark’s photographs of our Celebration …  [ More → ]

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July 19, 2015 Sermon Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

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 → ]

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LGBT Pride March Sunday

On Sunday we celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender pride and are delighted to welcome The Reverend Deacon Stephen Hagerty as our guest preacher. Stephen was sponsored by Ascension and ordained to the diaconate this past spring at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. After the service, around noon, we will set up our …  [ More → ]

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Bishops United Against Gun Violence

The tower bells of The Church of the Ascension at Fifth Avenue and 10th Street will be rung for ten minutes at noon on Friday, June 19, 2015. In the wake of the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than …  [ More → ]

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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.

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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 → ]

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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 → ]

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Voices of Ascension Renaissance Concert

Thursday, May 21st at 8 pm Voices of Ascension will perform their last concert this season with a Renaissance program including Palestrina’s Stabat Mater. Tickets available door from 7:30pm, 5th Ave/10th Street. [ More → ]

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