Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

Ascension Day

The 39th day after Easter Sunday is Ascension Day, the day on which the Christian religion states Christ ascended into Heaven from the Mount of Olives. It officially closes the Easter season which opened with the grand promenade on Fifth Avenue over five weeks earlier, decked in bonnets and finery. The more solemn Ascension Day is often observed with “church crawls” hopping from one church to another to enjoy and observe different prayer services. Naturally, we recommend one of the city’s two houses of worship called The Church of the Ascension, whether Episcopal (in the most fashionable heart of Greenwich Village) or Catholic (in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan Valley).


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