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Homily for Tuesday in Holy Week

As part of a beloved Ascension tradition, we will have lay homilists on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week. Rusty Moore was the homilist on Tuesday. The Gospel for Tuesday in Holy Week, April 6, 2020 John 12:20-36 In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus is telling the crowd of his impending death. In John’s Gospel, …  [ More → ]

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Lay Homily for Monday in Holy Week

As part of a beloved Ascension tradition, we will have lay homilists on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week. Elizabeth Adams has shared the text of her homily on Monday. The Gospel for Monday in Holy Week, April 6, 2020 John 12:1-11 “You always have the poor with you, but you do not always …  [ More → ]

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Weekday Evening Prayer online

Please join us via Zoom, for our weeknight Evening Prayer and Discussion at 5:30 p.m. Click this link to join the 5:30pm weekday Evening Prayer https://zoom.us/j/770597201. You can click here https://zoom.us/download to download the Zoom app on your device. (If you forget to do this, you will be prompted when you join the meeting.) If …  [ More → ]

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Voices of Ascension March 26 concert postponed

In light of the circumstances involving the COVID-19 coronavirus and directives from the Mayor regarding gatherings of large groups of people in NYC, we have decided to postpone the Brahms German Requiem concert originally scheduled for March 26. We understand this news will be very disappointing to many, as it is for us. Know that …  [ More → ]

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Young Adults Supper March 19th

NOTE: The Young Adults Supper has been cancelled until further notice. Calling all young adult parishioners to join us for an evening of dinner, fellowship and talk. Please call the church office (212-254-8620) to let us know that you’re coming.

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Meet Famed Organ Builder Pascal Quoirin

This Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 6:45pm meet the celebrated builder of our magnificent Manton Memorial Organ. Monsieur Quoirin is here with his team are doing a “9-year tune up” of the organ. Come hear him and his team discuss the current work being done on the organ and answer any general questions you may …  [ More → ]

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Ascension supports the New York Haiti Project

You helped Haiti in 2019! With God Nothing is Impossible! In 2019 the New York Haiti Project supported the expansion of St. Luke’s School. The school now has three pre-K classes, and grades 1 through 6. It is really quite amazing that a dozen churches and few individuals are able to support the education of …  [ More → ]

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Letter from our Bishops

The following statement is from Our Bishops Standing with our Jewish Brothers and Sisters: “We offer and express to the Jewish Community whom we count as our dear neighbors and friends our love and sorrow, and our promise to stand with them against these rising forces of hate and destruction.” To read the full letter …  [ More → ]

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Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration

On Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30am we will celebrate the feast day of Blessed Absalom Jones at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Rev. Charles A. Wynder, Jr. Staff Officer for Social Justice, Advocacy Engagement, Reconciliation and Creation Care, will be the preacher. For more information or if you would like to …  [ More → ]

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Support Your Parish & Smile While You Shop!

If you purchase from Amazon at any time during the year, please login and buy through Amazon Smile to generate a donation to the parish. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5 percent of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the nonprofit you choose. Even these small sums can really add up for us. …  [ More → ]

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