Upcoming Services and Events
Friday, March 6
6:40 p.m. -- Evening Prayer
7:00 p.m. -- Stations of the Cross
Sunday, March 8 -- Lent 3
7:40 a.m.-- Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m.-- Low Mass
10:00 a.m. -- CGS
10:00 a.m.-- High Mass
11:30 a.m.-- Coffee Hour
One of the traditional spiritual disciplines of Lent is almsgiving. The Vestry has recommended that the parish continues the practice of having a second collection for all the Sundays of Lent. The first collection each Sunday will be to support the parish and its ministries, and the second collection will be to support the ministries outside of the parish with which we have some connection.
For the special offering each Sunday, please make checks payable to the parish or cash is always welcome. Special envelopes will be available for the second offering. We will direct the money collected to the designated recipients.
Bible Readings for Sundays and Feast Days
To find the liturgical calendar, the assigned Bible scriptures, for Sundays and Feast days go to The Lectionary Page.
You are invited
Thanks for visiting the Ascension and Saint Agnes website. You can also follow the parish on Facebook.
Gather up some friends and visit in person in downtown Washington. You will be warmly welcomed. Feel free to participate as your feel comfortable. We have found that over time, we have come to love this place where together we experience Christ. We have found a sacred and unique experience, beautiful music, and great friendships We've found quiet and peace here. We hope that you too, over time, will find what you're looking for here.
Plan to stay after Mass for coffee hour, refreshments, and conversation.
About our community
Ascension and St. Agnes is a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Our congregation comprises families and individuals of all ages and from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. We come from both the immediate neighborhood and from the larger Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Whoever you are and wherever you are in your spiritual life, Ascension and Saint Agnes Parish will welcome you.
Christ is in our midst.
Fridays in Lent
Stations of the Cross devotions will be held on Fridays in Lent. Evening Prayer will begin at 6:40 p.m., with the Stations to follow at 7:00 p.m.
The term "Stations of the Cross" refers both to the physical depictions of the Passion of Jesus Christ in the form of fourteen sculptures on the church walls, and the devotions commemorating those final hours of our Lord's sufferings and death. The service is to help us make a pilgrimage of prayer through meditating upon these scenes.
At least as early as the fourth century, pilgrims to the Holy Land were conducted to the sites of various biblical events, especially events in the life of Jesus, and it was customary for readings and prayers appropriate to the place and the event to be offered. We continue this venerable tradition through the devotion of Stations of the Cross.
Rite of Reconciliation
Rite of Reconciliation of a Penitent (also known as Confession) -- The invitation to observe a Holy Lent given on Ash Wednesday exhorts us to “self examination and re-pentance.” One means which the Church has provided for this self-examination and repentance is the Rite of Reonciliation of a Penitent, perhaps better known as Confession. If you have any questions or would like to partake of this rite, please contact Fr. Shawn to make an appointment. You can contact him at 202-347-8161 or s.strout2@verizon. net