Services at Ascension
Ascension is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community of people who gather to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to give praise and thanks to God through the beauty of worship, and to love and serve God and our neighbors.
Worship Schedule: Monday – Friday 6pm at Side Altar
Sunday 9am Holy Eucharist at Side Altar and
11am Holy Eucharist in the church with choir & sermon
May 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Hymne de l’Eglise: Veni Creator
Jehan Titelouze (1563-1633)
Recitative and Chorus from Cantata 34
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
If ye love me
Final Variation on Veni Creator
Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Dear Family and Friends of Ascension, As I write this Easter letter to you our faith is actually transitioning into the fourth week of Lent. A little past the mid-way point of our journeys of reflection, self-discovery and hope toward a renewed and closer relationship with God. Generally, it is a time for solemn thought. …
This month, the Tailer Memorial, the last large stained glass window in the church awaiting restoration, began its journey to the studio of Jack Cushen in East Marion, Long Island. It will return following restoration later this spring. The window, on the subject “The Child Jesus Found by His Mother in the Temple,” was executed …
Thursday nights (through October 25th) will bring a special five-week series in honor of the 350 year anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, “Our Anglican Heritage: The English and American BCP.” Each week we will explore the continuing history of the BCP tradition and how they have affected our sacramental life today. Our …
Deirdre Good and Katherine Shaner, Professors of New Testament at The General Theological Seminary, will lead the webinar “A Conversation about the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM. The webinar will be an informal presentation about a newly-unveiled papyrus fragment that includes an electrifying sentence suggesting that …
A Men’s Spirituality Group and a Healing Prayer Ministry are new parish ministries. The Men’s Spirituality Group will meet the last Wednesday of each month for an hour of prayer, meditation and reflection at 7:00 a.m. in the downstairs meeting room off of 10th Street. The rich diversity of our parish is seen as the …
According to “A New Dictionary for Episcopalians,” Lent is the season of the church year that runs for forty weekdays and six Sundays between Ash Wednesday and Easter and is a special season of preparation for Easter. Many people observe Lent by undertaking special programs of study; many practice self-denial. The purpose of Lent is not self-punishment but preparing ourselves for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. At Ascension we do that with special discussion groups, a Quiet Day for reflection and prayer, and our traditional “Lenten Devotional.” Learn more about how you can participate in a holy Lent this season with the community of the Church of the Ascension.
After nearly 13 years as the Rector of the Church of the Ascension, the time has come for me to announce my retirement, which will occur in the late spring or early summer of this year. It has been a great honor, privilege and joy to serve in this wonderful parish family and we have …
As anyone knows who has tried it, caring for an ill or disabled person can be exhausting. The physical demands are often great, and the psychological ones frequently overwhelming. Our culture tells us that no sacrifice for a loved one is too great, that caregivers must give their all — and then some more. It …
Volunteers are needed for our homeless shelter which opens in November. Please contact Mother Shelley for information if you are interested in being a volunteer. We need 3-5 people to join this beautiful ministry of Christ’s hands in the world.
The Blessing of the Animals: Please join us this Sunday, October 23rd, at 1 p.m. in our Fifth Avenue garden as we celebrate and bless those creatures of God who love us most unconditionally. All in the neighborhood are welcome.