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 sing in the choir for this event, go to
This Sunday following the 11 o’clock service we will have a Parish Forum with Cynthia Copeland, PhD., on Exploring the Impact of Slavery on Ascension’s history. Please join us for this conversation with Dr. Copeland, co-chair of the Diocesan Reparations Task Force, about how we can deepen our exploration of this dimension of our parish history.
This year’s 12th Night celebration will take place on Friday, January 3, 2020, (10th Night) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy live circus performers, face painting, balloon twisting, music and refreshments. It’s a great time to invite your friends and neighbors; fun for everyone!
“To enter Advent, we must leave fear for faith.” Sam Portaro Dear parishioners and friends, Have you ever noticed how often in the stories and scriptures of Advent and Christmas we are told not to be afraid? Isaiah brings comfort and courage to a people languishing in exile. Mary hears “don’t be afraid” as she ponders a “yes” to God that will turn her
Our annual Advent Quiet Day will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones will be leading our Advent retreat this year from 10am- 3 pm, starting in the parish hall and also using the church. Please bring a brown bag lunch, and RSVP to the parish office: 212-254-8620 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation: $10.
We have begun a new liturgical year, making ourselves ready for the coming of Christ among us. We prepare for the Festival of Christ’s Nativity on Christmas Day, and also ponder the hope of Christ’s coming in glory and the many ways Christ comes among us at every moment. At this darkest time of the year, we wait and watch. New life grows in
Ascension Outreach and Resistance Cinema present a Special Film Event: POSI+IVE: Life with HIV on November 19 & 21 (Tuesday & Thursday) at 7pm. The film will be shown in the church, enter on Fifth Avenue at 10th Street. We are proud to host this powerful film event with panel discussion celebrating the exciting advancements currently being made in clinical care and treatment by