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Message from The Bishop of New York

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 My Brothers and Sisters, The events of this last weekend in Charlottesville have horrified Americans across our country. The virulence of the “Unite the Right” demonstrations themselves, with the viciousness of language and symbol, was in itself profoundly troubling and dangerous; but when it became the occasion for an instance of …  [ More → ]

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A Statement from the Acting Dean on the Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

August 13, 2017 The following is from The Right Revered Clifton Daniel III, Acting Dean, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City. The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia during white nationalist/“Unite the Right” rallies over this past weekend is beyond distressing and disturbing. Such hate-driven violence has no legitimate place in our life as …  [ More → ]

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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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Summer Bible Study Thursdays 6:45pm

Summer Bible Study continues on Thursday evenings at 6:45pm. Why not take some time this summer for refreshing lectio divina (sacred reading) of the scriptural texts for the coming Sunday? All are invited to join the Thursday evening Bible study group as we share scripture, silence and conversation together. Either join us for the 6:00pm …  [ More → ]

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New York Haitian Project Update

At a Sunday forum earlier this year we heard from the Rev. Sam Owen, priest-in-charge of L’Eglise du Bon Samaritain, about the New York Haiti Project. This partnership is building a new Episcopal school and church in the village of Matel, Haiti, and also seeks to develop the Matel community’s capacity to earn income and …  [ More → ]

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Resistance Cinema: TONIGHT 8/1 at 7 pm

Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in the Ascension Parish Hall, 12 West 11th Street, for a screening and discussion of Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013 – 102 minutes). Filmmaker Sam Fleischner will be on hand to guide our post-film discussion. The film is the story of Ricky, a …  [ More → ]

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Parish Barbecue! Wednesday, 7/26/2017

Join us Wednesday evening, July 26th for our monthly summer BBQ — 6:30pm in front of the church. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall or you can call the parish office at (212) 254-8620 to let us know you’re coming, and what you might like to bring. We hope to see you …  [ More → ]

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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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2017 LGBT March: Lemon water for 25,000

Many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who helped with the Ascension Water Table at the New York City LGBT Pride March on June 25, 2017 and a huge thank you to Steve Hubbard for organizing it all! This year was the 30th anniversary of this ministry and the biggest parade ever; we served for …  [ More → ]

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