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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.
Regular Worship Schedule
- Sunday 9am: Holy Eucharist at Side Altar
- Sunday 11am: Holy Eucharist in the Church with sermon, hymns & soloist
- Sunday 7pm: Service of Meditations and Sacrament, including chant, interfaith readings and communion
- Monday–Friday: 6pm at Side Altar. Church open for prayer and meditation 12–3pm.
We'd like to hear from you!
- Mondays: Weekly Lectionary Bible Study
7 p.m. in the Parish Office, 12 W. 11th Street, 2nd Flr. For more information, contact Sibyl Piccone.
- Wednesdays: Centering Prayer
7:30-8:15 a.m. in the Chapel, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street. For more information, please contact the parish office.
- Mondays: Weekly Lectionary Bible Study
The choir and Sunday School return in their fullness, and we hope that you will be here too! Please join with the whole Ascension community to celebrate the new season and our life together.
On September 11, Ascension Outreach and Resistance Cinema will feature eleven directors from 11 countries who each contributed a short film reflecting on the events of September 11, 2001. Themes include:
- A village teacher in Iran tries to explain to her young students what’s happened; city kids in Burkina Faso think they’ve spotted Osama Bin Laden;
- a deaf Frenchwoman in Manhattan writes a Dear John letter to a man who has left that morning for work in the World Trade Center;
- a Chilean remembers Allende;
- a mother endures more than her son’s death.
Come join us — 7pm on September 11th 2018; admission is FREE — for what is sure to be a sensitive tribute.
Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and quilters! Our first Needle-Craft Guild meeting will be on Wednesday, September 5, at 6:30 pm. in the parish hall after the Eucharist. We will be meeting once a month and expect to go till 8:00 p.m. each evening. All skills at all levels welcome. Please let us know if …
Along with the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Anglican Communion, and the World Council of Churches, Ascension will be celebrating a “Season of Creation,” with a focus on our relationship with and care for the earth. This diocesan- and worldwide celebration will take place from September 1 until the observance of St. Francis’ Day, …
Join us Wednesday evening, August 29, for the last of our monthly summer barbecues — 6:30 p.m. in front of the church, Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street in Greenwich Village. Call the parish office at 212-254-8620 to let us know you’re coming, and what you might like to bring. We hope to see you there!
The Centering Prayer group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30–8:15 a.m. All are welcome! Join us in contemplative silent prayer with friends in the presence of God. Enter through the Chapel doors to the right of the Church entrance on Fifth Avenue in the middle of the block between 10th and 11th Streets.
Please join Mother Liz in a summer book discussion of Grateful, a new book by Diana Butler Bass in which the author explores the private and public, emotional and ethical dimensions of gratitude. Bass says the book reclaims “gratitude as a path to greater connection with God, with others, with the world, and even with …
On the last Sunday in June we celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender pride with our water table on Fifth Avenue. After the service, around noon, we will set up our water table to give water to the marchers on Fifth Avenue and commemorate the 49th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Please join us! For …
How can Ascension develop our ministry with children and families? All parents are invited to meet with Mother Liz and Shana Kaplanov on June 10th following the 11 am service. Whether your children are in Sunday school or not, we’d love to hear what’s working and what isn’t, how we can enhance our ministry with …
As part of the Year of Lamentation, join the diocese in commemorating the presence of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 7-10 pm. Dr. King preached at our Cathedral on May 17, 1967. The Diocesan Festival Choir will participate in …