Blashfield’s Forbidden Garden

Dr. Dennis Raverty, an art historian at New Jersey City University, contacted Ascension last fall to ask permission to photograph Edwin Howland Blashfield's Angel With a Flaming Sword, the dramatic painting on the rear wall of our nave. He has written an article about Blashfield which appeared in this week's Living Church.

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Parish News:
January 29

This Sunday, following the 11 am service, Ascension will hold its annual meeting. All are welcome to attend, whether or not you’re a pledging member of the parish. For this special Sunday, we will have three very significant pieces. Starting at 10:45 am, the Prelude will be perhaps the greatest masterpiece of César Franck, his Choral in E Major. The Offertory Anthem will be the highly dramatic and inspiring “In the Year that King Uzziah Died” by David McK. Williams. And the Postlude will be Bach’s formidable “We all Believe in One God.”

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