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Visit from Anglican Archdeacon of Cyprus & the Gulf

The theme on the third Sunday in Advent, December 11, will be Ministering with Refugees in Baghdad. Last fall, Ascension joined several other parishes in the Diocese of New York in helping to build a community center in a refugee camp in Baghdad, Iraq. This ecumenical work is sponsored in part by the Anglican Diocese …  [ More → ]

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Dialogues on Race & Religion: The Church and Immigration

Dialogue on Race and Religion: The Church and Immigration, will take place on Monday, December 5, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Cathedral House dining room. The Episcopal Diocese of New York is hosting a discussion about how churches and individuals can help the most vulnerable immigrants in our society, including refugees and asylum seekers. Ravi Ragbir, …  [ More → ]

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Centering Prayer Wednesday mornings

The Centering Prayer group now meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:15am. 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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Racial Justice Book Group

The Racial Justice Book Group will meet on three Wednesdays, 10/12/16, 10/26 and 11/2. The Spiritual development Committee is sponsoring a discussion of Michelle Alexander’s ground-breaking book on race and criminal justice, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. To aid our discussion, we will use a curriculum developed by the …  [ More → ]

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Welcome Back Sunday 9/25/2016

Mark The Date – We’re getting ready for the fall at Ascension! On Sunday, September 25th, the Ascension Choir returns and we’ll enjoy a special coffee hour after the 11 am service. We’ll also have a chance to learn more about what’s planned for the fall and everyone is invited to participate in our first …  [ More → ]

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Is your pledge up to date?

We hope you have a chance to get away this summer and enjoy some rest and re-creation. Meanwhile, the Church of the Ascension is still here, and we need to pay salaries, keep the electricity on, support our various programs, and keep the doors open for the many, many summer visitors that pass up and …  [ More → ]

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Welcome Nick Walters, our summer seminarian!

From June 28-July 27, we will have Nick Walters with us as summer seminarian. Nick has just finished his second year of seminary at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford, and comes from Yorkshire. As a candidate for ordination in the Church of England, he is particularly interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and looks …  [ 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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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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Thursday Bible Study & Sunday Forum

Our Thursday evening bible study group starts again on January 7. We will discuss a new book throughout the Epiphany Season, The First Christmas, and is co-authored by John Dominick Crossan and Marcus Borg. It is lovely, accessible theology that beautifully expands how we define some of the words and images we’ve long cherished, and …  [ More → ]

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