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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.
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- 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
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.
EfM is a four year program (students only commit one year at a time) that focuses on “doing theology.” Participants learn to explore and develop their own theological understanding through discussions of Old Testament, New Testament, church history, and living in a multicultural world. Our first meeting on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:00 pm (starting …
From September 1 (the World Day of Prayer for Creation) until October 4 (St. Francis’ Day), we join with Anglicans and ecumenical colleagues around the globe to celebrate the season of creation. In this period, we contemplate and give thanks for the good earth that God has made with all its wondrous diversity. We consider …
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 …
We have all heard the news of the flooding in the South Indian state of Kerala, caused by the extraordinary rains that came in this year’s monsoon season. This is the most serious flood India has experienced in a century, and is a disaster of historic proportions. The Diocese of New York has long-standing and …
If you missed a Sunday and the sermon, most of the sermons can be heard online the following week at the right sidebar below on this page in the section “From our Pulpit”. You can hear recent sermons such as Father Ed Chinery’s sermon on August 19 all the way back to the first audio …
This Sunday, August 19, 2018, the 11am service will take place in the air-conditioned Parish Hall. During the summer months on warmer Sundays the 11am service will take place there. Watch here or in the weekly email for updates. On those days you may enter through the front door of the church on Fifth Avenue …
Dear Ascension parishioners and friends, Many of you have asked what we can do in response to the immigration crisis of families separated at the border, and now perhaps held in indefinite detention. There are many lists of good options available on the internet, but here are some suggestions based on the research I have …
“Be still and know that I am God.” A still summer morning can be a perfect time to gather in silence and enter into the centrality of God’s presence. Please join us in the Chapel on Wednesday mornings from 7:30 to 8:15 for Centering Prayer. All are welcome! Join us as you are able. Enter …
Resistance Cinema and Ascension Outreach, Inc. present SHADOW WORLD on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 7 pm in the Parish Hall, 12 West 11th Street, NYC. Directed by Johan Grimonprez, the film reveals how the international trade in weapons fosters corruption, promotes global militarism, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering. …