The Feast of the Ascension: Thursday, May 13 at 6pm

The feast of the Ascension, our “name day,” is traditionally celebrated 40 days after Easter Sunday. (Which means we always know it will be a Thursday!) This year, as last, we’ll be celebrating online, via Zoom. Please join us at 6pm on May 13 for the readings, hymns, anthem and sermon marking this special day for our parish and the Christian faith. [ More → ]

News

Newsletter & Order of Service for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” — John 15:12

Join us Sunday at 11 a.m. via Zoom to hear the Gospel read (according to John), proclaimed (by the Rev. Meredith Ward), and sung (by the Ascension Choir, through the music of John Ireland).

During the Sunday Forum that follows the service, we’ll be discussing the introduction and first two chapters of the new book The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline and New Hope for Beloved Community, by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers. [ More → ]

Newsletter & Order of Service for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Worship online with us Sunday at 11 a.m. via Zoom, followed by fellowship and catching up during our virtual coffee hour. Plus, you can now reserve a pew for in-person Eucharists on Wednesdays; just go to ascensionnyc.org/reservations to sign up to receive an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.  [ More → ]

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Events

Resistance Cinema, March 2: Ascent of Woman

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Ascension Outreach, Inc. and Resistance Cinema will host a screening of episode four (Revolution) of Amanda Foreman’s landmark series “Ascent of Woman” on Tuesday evening March 2nd at 6:30pm. The film, initially developed and presented by the BBC, is 58 minutes long and discussion will follow. Please join us! [ More → ]

Twelfth Night Celebration, January 5

Come one, come all! A fun time is sure to be had by all! Join us Tuesday evening, January 5th, at 6:30 p.m. (following Evening Prayer) for a fun evening of song, conversation and storytelling! We’ll have a chance to show and tell about our Christmas celebrations, presents, foods and drinks. Come for a special …  [ More → ]

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Thoughts

Sermon – The Third Sunday of Easter
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Sermon – The Second Sunday of Easter
by Linda Brandt

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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