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. Plan to stay after mass for coffee hour, refreshments, and conversation.
Holy Week at ASA
Palm Sunday, April 13:
Mass, 8:00 a.m.
Liturgy of the Psalms, High Mass, and Singing of the Passion at 10:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 17:
Washing of Feet (The Maundy), Procession to the Garden of Gethsemane (The Altar of Repose), and Stripping of the Altars at 7:00 p.m.
Watch at the Altar of Repose until Compline at 10:00 p.m.
Good Friday, April 18:
Liturgy of the Word, Solemn Collects, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion at 12:10 noon
Evening Prayer and Stations of the Cross, 6:45 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 19:
The Great Vigil & First Mass of Easter at 8:00 p.m.
Easter Day, April 20:
Mass, 8:00 a.m.
High Mass at 10:00 a.m.
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.
Bishop Peter Chrysologus on prayer, fasting and mercy
“There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, devotion remains constant, and virtue endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy and fasting: these three are one, and they give life to each other.
"Fasting is the soul of prayer, mercy is the lifeblood of fasting. Let no one try to separate them; they cannot be separated. If you have only one of them or not all together, you have nothing. So if you pray, fast; if you fast, show mercy; if you want your petition to be heard, hear the petition of others. If you do not close your ear to others you open God’s ear to yourself.
"When you fast, see the fasting of others. If you want God to know that you are hungry, know that another is hungry. If you hope for mercy, show mercy. If you look for kindness, show kindness. If you want to receive, give. If you ask for yourself what you deny to others, your asking is a mockery. Read more . . . .
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