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Holy Week Services at Ascension

Monday & Tuesday, April 14th and 15th 6 p.m. Penitential Office with Holy Eucharist. Wednesday, April 16 – The Service of Tenebrae 6 p.m. Prayers, Psalms and Readings in the shadows. April 17 – Maundy Thursday 6 p.m. The Maundy Thursday Liturgy (with Full Choir), with Washing of Feet, Stripping of the Altar, and Setting …  [ More → ]

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The Light of Lent: Lent 5

The nature of our existence allows for countless journeys to be experienced. The journey of time and circumstance. The journey of alliance and detachment. The journey of pleasure and regret. The journey postponed and the journey remembered. The journey of knowledge. The journey of innocence. And the journey of love. Our Lenten journey, if entered …  [ More → ]

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Lenten Reflection: Lent 4

Honoring Self in Lent In every journey there is a need for respite. A wisdom which allows us to place all else in life aside and just rest in the pleasure of how far we have come. Even if it doesn’t seem as though much has happened it still is important to stop, replenish and …  [ More → ]

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Lenten Reflection: Lent 3

Embracing the Via Media of Lent About mid-way through the Lenten season we begin to feel adrift and may have even lost the enchantment of the journey. We are reminded of some of the things we have decided to leave behind and wonder if our bodies, our hearts and our minds are capable of living …  [ More → ]

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Lenten Reflection: Lent 2

Living on the inside of Lent To step into the season of Lent is to open yourself up to the unknown. At first there is clarity. It is easy to see the habits that need to be ended, the relationships that need to be mended, and the clutter that needs to be organized. But then …  [ More → ]

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Lenten Reflection: Lent 1

To step into Lent is to acknowledge our desire for being known. If we truly want to be known we need to open ourselves up to the possibility of a shared life with each other. A shared life often feels like compromise…something accepted rather than wanted. A compromise may feel as though we are settling …  [ More → ]

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First Sunday in Lent, March 9, 2014

This Sunday, March 9th, is the first Sunday in Lent. Lent is a season to slowly prepare our souls. It is a time to open ourselves up to the presence of God in our lives and let the angels feed us. It is a time to sit among the ashes, confident that love will abound …  [ More → ]

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Ash Wednesday Services, March 5th

You are invited to join us as we observe the first day of Lent with the liturgies of the Holy Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes at three services throughout the day: 8 am at the Side Altar with organ; 12 noon in the Church with organ; 7:00 pm in the Church with choir.

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Shrovetide Celebration Sunday, March 2nd

Ash Wednesday is just around the corner. If you have dried palms from last year’s Palm Sunday service please bring them to the church on Sunday, March 2. As we celebrate the Shrovetide season we will burn the palms and make ashes for Wednesday’s services. On this celebratory day we will also enjoy gathering as …  [ More → ]

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Bach Mass in B Minor, Feb. 27 at 8pm

The concert will be performed by Voices of Ascension on Thursday, February 27th, 8pm at Fifth Avenue & 10th Street. Universally recognized as one of the highest achievements of Western Art, The Mass in B Minor represents the culmination of Bach’s life as a composer of sacred choral music. This one work contains such a …  [ More → ]

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