Merry Christmas

1st Sunday after Christmas

Holy Eucharist with Baptism 9 am

Holy Eucharist with Lessons and Carols 11 am

Meditation & Sacrament 6 pm

Alleluia! Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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.

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.

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.

Join us in the liturgies of this holy time of year as fully as you are able, walking with Jesus and our own Ascension community from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the footwashing and meal in the upper room on Maundy Thursday; from the horror of the crucifixion on Good Friday to the strange wonder of the empty tomb on the eve of Easter Sunday. In moving through this drama liturgically we often find that our understanding and faith are deepened and strengthened,
and we are changed.

The Ascension Advent Calendar

From July 7 through Labor Day 2024, our Sunday services will be held in the church at 10 am and 6 pm. (On days with dangerous temperature levels, the 10 am service may be held in the air-conditioned Parish Hall, 12 W. 11th Street, instead.)

But if you can’t join us in person, you can watch our 10 am Sunday Eucharist service by using the following link:

During this period of high rates of COVID-19 infections in our city and the surrounding region, please bear with us as we make changes to our schedules for worship and visits by the public. Our clergy and vestry are assessing the situation as it develops and making adjustments as needed. To be added to our mailing list for the latest updates, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Sunday worship

  • 10 am Eucharist, with music (in-person and as an online webcast)
  • 6 pm Meditation & Sacrament, with music (in-person)

Weekday worship

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer (via Zoom;
    link available in the parish newsletter)
  • Wednesdays 6 pm Eucharist
    (in-person) at the side altar

Open doors

  • The church and front garden are open most weekdays, Monday through Friday, from noon to 3 pm for personal prayer and reflection.

*In-person worshipers and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face masks and practice safe social distancing.

The College for Congregational Development: The Episcopal Diocese of New York

Parish News: July 14

This week, Mother Liz lets us know about her and parishioner Elizabeth Adams’s participation in the College for Congregational Development conference being held this past week at the Franciscan Center in Garrison, NY. The Sunday Eucharist service is at 10 am; the evening’s Meditation & Sacrament service at 6 pm. Join us!

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Photo of the Milky Way

Parish News: July 7

In this week’s newsletter: a poem from Joy Harjo, the first Native American named U.S. Poet Laureate; an updated note about the passing of our 11th rector, the Rev. Andrew Foster; and the start of our summer schedule, with a single Sunday morning service at 10 am. (Our evening service continues at 6 pm.) See you in church!

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Palm Sunday Procession 2017

Worship

Sundays, weekdays, and special holy days, worship is the heart of our life together. It may be what your heart is seeking too.
Come find out! 

Pipes of the Manton Memorial Organ

Music

Be transported by the voices of our classically trained choir, the notes from our world-renowned organ, and the joys of congregational singing.

A food pantry worker

Service

Through volunteer work, advocacy, fundraising and community engagement, we find that faith with good works is a spiritually healthy combination.

Art

Every Sunday, our worship is illuminated by some of the greatest examples of 19th and 20th century American religious art. Come see for yourself.  

Architecture

Our church building is one of the earliest examples of Gothic Revival — designed by the man who probably did more than any other to create that revival. 

History

Founded in 1827 on Canal Street, by 1841 Ascension had arrived at its present home in Greenwich Village as the first church on New York’s famous Fifth Avenue.

We live out our faith in many different ways — with children, the hungry, the oppressed, and with each other. Find out more →

God is a verb