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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.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, public services and programs at the Church of the Ascension are taking place online until further notice. Contact the parish office to learn how to attend our online services via Zoom.
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This podcast episode features the hymns and anthem recorded by Dr. Dennis Keene and the Ascension Choir, featuring the Manton Memorial Organ, for the Church of the Ascension’s worship service on the Second Sunday in Lent, February 28, 2021, which took place online via Zoom.
- The God of Abraham Praise (Leoni)
- Cantata 118 – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said (Bourbon)
We’re reopening the church for private prayer and meditation on Tuesdays & Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. In-person midweek Eucharists remain suspended until further notice.
Having spent a tumultuous year, this Lent we are asking ourselves how to stand for justice; how we can seek reconciliation; how to forgive and love our enemies; how to care for the vulnerable and marginalized; and how we can build Beloved Community.
From the rector: “It’s not always easy to figure out what we are called to do in situations of conflict, injustice and hurt. And yet there is no more important work for our world, our church, our personal relationships or our own souls.” Join us at 11 a.m. for Sunday’s service via Zoom and in our activities in the weeks ahead as we explore this work.
While we can’t have imposition of ashes this year, due to the pandemic, we will still gather for our annual liturgy marking the beginning of Lent and a time of self-examination and reflection. Join us at 6pm, Wednesday, February 17, via Zoom — ascensionnyc.org/ashwednesday — or via phone: 929-205-6099, using meeting ID 988 5984 7802.
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!
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 …
Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.