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The 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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New Ministry with Ascension’s 12th Rector

The celebration continues for our new ministry with The Reverend Elizabeth G. Maxwell, installed as the twelfth Rector of The Church of the Ascension. On the evening of May 13, 2015, hundreds gathered in the church for her installation by the The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. …  [ More → ]

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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 → ]

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Thursday Evening Bible Study

We are studying the Parables of Jesus, using the following text: Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine. Please join us! In order to have a better idea of space needs, please let Fr. Ed know if you are planning to attend. You can email him directly or …  [ More → ]

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Celebration of New Ministry, May 13th

TONIGHT at 7pm. You are invited to attend the Celebration of New Ministry and Installation of the Twelfth Rector, The Reverend Elizabeth G. Maxwell at 7pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Reception following in the Parish Hall. Visiting Clergy please vest in festive stoles. Enter the church on Fifth Avenue at 10th Street.

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Episcopal Charities Sunday & Guest Preacher

We are delighted to welcome Meredith Kadet, Program Director of Episcopal Charities, as our guest preacher at both the 9 and 11 a.m. services this Episcopal Charities Sunday. Meredith is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, and a member of St. Michael’s Church on the Upper West Side. Prior to seminary she served in a …  [ More → ]

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Message for Holy Week & Easter 2015

Every year, our liturgy invites us to walk with Jesus step by step through the last week of his life, into the mystery of death and resurrection. Through the mystical drama of worship, we participate in the enthusiasm of the crowd as Jesus enters Jerusalem in triumph, and then feel how quickly adulation turns to violence. We are washed, fed and loved in the tenderness of Jesus’ last supper. We watch with bewildered and breaking hearts as our Lord dies a criminal’s death on the cross. And we wait and wonder as he passes from death to life, to greet us with overwhelming joy on Easter morning. [ More → ]

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Holy Week and Easter Schedule

The Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday, March 29 Blessing and Procession of the Palms 9 a.m. Blessing of Palms 11 a.m. Blessing and Procession of the Palms A reading of the Passion According to Mark 7 p.m. Meditation and Sacrament Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Holy Wednesday March 30, 31, April 1st 6 p.m. Holy …  [ More → ]

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Lenten Quiet Day March 21st

Always and Everywhere: Exploring the Eucharist. Join us on Saturday, March 21 for a Quiet Day of entering more deeply into our sacrament of Holy Communion. We often forget that the Greek word “Eucharist” actually means “thanksgiving!” Through meditations on scripture and ancient church texts, conversations, and silence, we will be invited to delve into …  [ More → ]

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During the Lenten Season …

In addition to the weekday Eucharist services at 6pm and Sunday services at 9am, 11am and 7pm, there are several special programs and activities at Ascension this Lenten Season including the following: Lenten Devotional The Church of the Ascension Lenten Devotional this year is a reprint from 2003. As you complete each day’s readings and …  [ More → ]

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