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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
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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We have come over a way that with tears has been watered;
we have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
out from the gloomy past,
till now we stand at last
where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.
℣: From all oppression, conspiracy, and rebellion; from violence, battle and murder; and from dying suddenly and unprepared,
℟: Good Lord, deliver us.
On the Tenth Day of Christmas and looking ahead to Epiphany, we give thanks for the passing of another year — and, despite all, God’s presence in it — and the learnings, the awakenings, and the simple blessings it brought us. And as the Magi looked to a star to find the Christ, we look forward to this new year, praying that God lead us in paths of mercy and justice in 2021, however unclear the way may yet seem.
On the Third Day of Christmas, we shall worship online with a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. The organ preludes begin at 10:55 a.m. To join the service via Zoom, go to ascensionnyc.org/sunday. To join by phone, dial 929-205-6099; when prompted, enter the meeting ID: 322 793 633.
For Christmas Day 2020, our worship service will be held online via Zoom. Preludial music of three organ works for Christmas by Johann Sebastian Bach begins at 10:50 a.m. Eastern Time. The worship service follows immediately at 11 a.m. Use the link ascensionnyc.org/christmasday to open the Zoom app or join us by dialing in: 929-205-6099; and entering the meeting ID: 998 8684 6806.
For Christmas Eve in 2020, our worship service will be held online via Zoom. Preludial music of Christmas carols and anthems, sung by the Ascension choir, begins at 6:30pm Eastern Time. The worship service follows immediately at 7pm. Use the link ascensionnyc.org/christmaseve to open the Zoom app or join us by dialing in: 929-205-6099; and entering the meeting ID: 931 301 9979.
For the Fourth Sunday of Advent and in the week that follows, we are trying to find courage like Mary’s to say “yes” to bring God to a hurting world. We’re exploring the story of the Annunciation through poetry. And Thursday evening and Friday morning, we’re celebrating the human birth of the One through whom all things were made. Join us!
For the Third Sunday of Advent and in the week that follows, we are praying and preparing in the wild vastness of this expectant season. We’re exploring the story of the Annunciation through art and scripture. And we’re reopening the church for private prayer and meditation on Tuesdays and Fridays, noon to 3 p.m.
For the Second Sunday of Advent and in the week that follows, we make the house ready for the Lord. On Jordan’s bank, a voice in the wilderness cries, announcing that the Lord is nigh. And after worshiping, we will contemplate the witness of John the Baptist through art. Join us!
This week: the church year begins in “sweet darkness,” the rector writes. Also: the order of service for the first Sunday of Advent, and the schedule of discussion forums, online worship, and other events for the season of Advent and Christmastide.