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Ascension Day Service, May 5, 2016

Mark your calendars! Bishop Andrew Dietsche will join us this year as we celebrate our feast day on Thursday, May 5th, at 7:00 p.m. Special music by the Ascension Choir is posted below on the sidebar at right. Please join us for the service and a very festive reception afterward in honor of Bishop Dietsche …  [ More → ]

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Episcopal Charities Sunday, May 8, 2016

On Mother’s Day we also celebrate our Diocesan organization Episcopal Charities and ask you to join us in raising funds on this day. As the outreach arm of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, Episcopal Charities equips parish-affiliated outreach programs to transform the lives of people in need in their diverse communities. Through grants and …  [ More → ]

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Organ Music on Sunday, April 24, 2016

In 2011 we inaugurated The Manton Memorial Organ. Built by Pascal Quoirin of St. Didier, France, it is the first French-built organ ever installed in New York City, and is already widely considered one of the most significant organs of our time. Full-length recitals are given throughout the year by some of the greatest organist …  [ More → ]

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Lapsley Fund: History & how is it used today?

Located in the church on the west end of the south wall is a memorial plaque for David Lapsley, whose family were members of the parish. David died in 1909 and left the the church “the sum of ten thousand dollars, to be known as the David Lapsley Fresh Air Fund… for the purpose of …  [ More → ]

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Science & Theology April 10, 2016

Our next Forum on Science & Theology: Technos, takes place Sunday, April 10, 2016 after the 11 o’clock service. This is the fifth of six forums led by Dr. Clay Williams, and focuses on the meaning of human tool-making, and especially the impact on the brain and society coming from rapid technological change. Clay is …  [ More → ]

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Time & Talent Survey

April 18th is the deadline to participate in the Stewardship Committee’s Time & Talent Survey to poll members of Ascension’s congregation about their professional backgrounds and other gifts, experiences and interests. The survey can be filled out online here. Paper copies are available at the church, or you can download a PDF version here. Please …  [ More → ]

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Resistance Cinema & Ascension Outreach Free Film Series presents …

Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice in the US. (2012, 68 minutes). Here is a link to the trailer for the film. This documentary film is a powerful indictment of the prison industrial complex and will be shown in our free film series on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, …  [ More → ]

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Holy, Liminal Saturday

When I have had the privilege of spending time with someone who is dying, it has brought me to what the Celts call “a thin place.” It’s an intense time of heightened everything. It’s painful, but also puts me in touch with what is most important, and also with the sense that the veil between …  [ More → ]

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The Leaves of Life

“All under the leaves and the leaves of life / I met with virgins seven / And one of them was Mary mild / Our Lord’s Mother of Heaven.” This is the first verse of a beautiful carol introduced to me by a devout musician friend in Holy Week. It seemed appropriate to include this with today’s readings not only because of its contrast with Isaiah’s stark prophesy and Psalm 22 but also… [ More → ]

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Do This in Remembrance of Me

As Jesus prepares for his death, his death which he knows is coming, his death which he knows is the fulfilling of scripture, his death which he knows will seal the covenant of God’s unending bond with us as his beloved, Jesus spends his last evening with those he loves. Over the course of the …  [ More → ]

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