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How Shall We Keep a Holy Lent?

It always strikes me as ironic that the day of the Church year that we hear Jesus’ strong words about not practicing our piety to be seen by others is the same day when our liturgies offer us a visible mark of ashes on our foreheads to express our participation in the beginning of Lent. …  [ More → ]

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Celebrate the Feast of Absalom Jones

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. The New York Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians and the Anti-Racism Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York invite you to the Diocesan Celebration of the life and work of Blessed Absalom Jones, Priest (1746-1818). Commemorating …  [ More → ]

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Eliza Griswold presents at Ascension Forum Feb. 28th

Ascension Forum: A Contemporary Exodus – On February 28, after the 11:00 a.m. service, Eliza Griswold will lead a forum on the plight of Christians and other religious minorities fleeing Isis, and other existential threats in the larger Middle East. Ms. Griswold is an award-winning journalist and poet, a courageous reporter and keen observer of …  [ More → ]

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Lenten Preparations: Shrove Tuesday, Parish Devotional & Ash Wednesday

Join us on February 9th at 6:45pm for a Pancake Dinner, Burning of the Palms, and Compline, right after the 6pm service. Shrove Tuesday is a last hurrah before Lent. After dinner we will burn last year’s palms to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday, and then conclude with Compline. If you have palms, please …  [ More → ]

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Science & Theology Forum by Clay Williams

Listen to the third session of Clay Williams’ Science and Theology forum, Bios, which he led at Ascension on January 10, 2016. Here is a link to the handout he prepared for this forum.  

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Resistance Cinema & Ascension Outreach Free Film Series presents …

“THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING”, a new film (2015) about capitalism vs. climate will be shown in our free film series on Tuesday, February 2nd, 7pm, at the Church of the Ascension Parish House, 12 West 11th Street. Based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same name, it explores whether the climate crisis can be addressed in …  [ More → ]

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Recent Sermons & Annual Meeting on January 31, 2016

In accordance with the Religious Corporations Law of the State of New York, the Annual Meeting of The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016, immediately following the 11 a.m. service, for the purpose of electing a Warden for a term of two years, one Vestry member to the Class of 2018 and four Vestry members to the Class of 2019, and for the conduct of such other business as should come before the Parish. Polls will open after the 9:00 a.m. service to allow voting for members attending that service. Be sure to stay for the full meeting as many important things are discussed! [ More → ]

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Sunday Services January 23

The Church of the Ascension will hold services tomorrow, January 23, as usual at 9 am, 11 am and 7 pm. Please join us if you can get here safely!

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Parish Directory Photo Sessions Postponed

Due to the upcoming snow situation, the parish directory photographers will not take pictures this weekend. New appointments will be available on January 29 & 30 and February 5, 6, & 7. If you provided a telephone number when making your original appointment, the photographer’s office will likely call you about rescheduling. You can also …  [ More → ]

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Bishop Dietsche & Presiding Bishop Respond to Primates’ Vote to Sanction Episcopal Church

Bishop Dietsche wrote to the people of the New York Diocese in response to the vote of the primates of the Anglican Communion to sanction The Episcopal Church. His letter, together with the statement of the Presiding Bishop referred to in it, follows. A Spanish translation of the letter from Bishop Dietsche can be read …  [ More → ]

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