Merry Christmas

First Sunday after Christmas
January 1
Holy Eucharist 9 am
Holy Eucharist with Lessons & Carols 11 am
Meditation & Sacrament 6 pm

Happy Easter!

Join us in person or online for the Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday at 8 pm, with Full Choir, Lighting of the New Fire, Holy Baptism, and the first Eucharist of Easter.
On Easter Sunday, the Day of Resurrection, join us at 11 am for a Festal Eucharist with full choir, followed by a festive Easter brunch.

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

In-person worship on Sundays takes place at 9 am, 11 am, and  6 pm.

But if you can’t join us in person, you can watch our 11 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

  • 9 am Eucharist (in-person)
  • 11 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.

Sermon: First Sunday of Advent

Listen to the sermon preached by the Rev. Liz Maxwell on the First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2023. The readings for this day: Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37.

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Parish News: December 3

The readings for the first Sunday of Advent always feature scary images of the end times. They are apocalyptic — both in the popular sense of catastrophic ending and the more literal meaning, which is uncovering or revelation. This Sunday’s forum following the 11 am service will explore these Advent themes, asking how we find hope in apocalyptic times, and what is being revealed by the crises of our day. Learn more in this week’s newsletter.

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Sermon: Last Sunday after Pentecost

Listen to the sermon preached by deacon candidate Cindy McCloskey on the Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King, November 26, 2023. The readings for this day: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46.

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Palm Sunday Procession 2017


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


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


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


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


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. 


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