Calendar

Below is a listing of events at the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical Christian community in the Benedictine tradition located in Orleans MA. Liturgies are held at the Church of the Transfiguration. Also included are events presented by Elements Theatre Company (www.elementstheatre.org) and Gloriae Dei Cantores (www.gdcchoir.org). For more information please call 508-240-2400.

Jul
23
Sun
Week 16 of Ordinary Time
Jul 23 all-day
Lauds
Jul 23 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am
Lauds

The Liturgy of the Hours is the most frequent form of the Community’s daily prayer. Lauds, Midday, Vespers, and Compline are prayed according to the ancient practice of Gregorian chant, using Latin for the psalmody and hymnody and English for the readings and prayers.

Holy Eucharist
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Holy Eucharist

Eucharist, the Community’s principal act of worship, incorporates forms and prayers shared by most major branches of the church, drawing from both early Christian sources and contemporary expressions. www.churchofthetransfiguration.org/worship

Jul
25
Tue
James (the Great), Apostle
Jul 25 all-day
James (the Great), Apostle

COLLECT FOR THE FEAST OF ST. JAMES
Almighty ever-living God,
who consecrated the first fruits of your Apostles
by the blood of Saint James,
grant, we pray,
that your Church may be strengthened by his confession of faith
and constantly sustained by his protection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Jul
29
Sat
Mary, Martha, & Lazarus of Bethany
Jul 29 all-day
Mary, Martha, & Lazarus of Bethany

Mary and Martha and their brother, Lazarus, lived in Bethany and were close friends of Jesus. He often went to their home and happily received their hospitality. There he raised Lazarus from the dead. There Mary anointed Jesus’s feet with fragrant ointment to prepare him for his death and burial. Another time when Jesus was there for dinner, Martha busied herself with all the details of preparing the meal while Mary sat at Jesus’s feet. From this Martha has become the symbol of the active Christian life and Mary the symbol of the contemplative life.

Jul
30
Sun
Week 17 of Ordinary Time
Jul 30 all-day
Lauds
Jul 30 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am
Lauds

The Liturgy of the Hours is the most frequent form of the Community’s daily prayer. Lauds, Midday, Vespers, and Compline are prayed according to the ancient practice of Gregorian chant, using Latin for the psalmody and hymnody and English for the readings and prayers.

Holy Eucharist
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Holy Eucharist

Eucharist, the Community’s principal act of worship, incorporates forms and prayers shared by most major branches of the church, drawing from both early Christian sources and contemporary expressions. www.churchofthetransfiguration.org/worship

Aug
5
Sat
Transfiguration Organ Concert
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Transfiguration Organ Concert @ Church of the Transfiguration

Organists offer a Transfiguration organ concert featuring works by Bach, Vierne, and Sowerby. The concert will be performed on the E.M. Skinner Organ by Dr. James Jordan and Dr. David Chalmers, graduates of the Eastman School of Music, and artists-in-residence at the Church of The Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans. This powerful instrument restored by Nelson Barden of Boston, is comprised of parts of seventeen different E.M. Skinner organs, and is the only one in the world with its particular surround-sound configuration.

“The E.M. Skinner organ at the Church of the Transfiguration is a masterpiece of balance of harmonics, voicing, scale and color that is just overwhelmingly breathtaking.”—Organ Historical Society

Tickets: 508-240-2400 I www.churchofthetransfiguration.org

Transfiguration Organ Concert
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

E.M.Skinner Organ at the Church of the Transfiguration

Aug
6
Sun
The Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ
Aug 6 all-day
Lauds
Aug 6 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am
Lauds

The Liturgy of the Hours is the most frequent form of the Community’s daily prayer. Lauds, Midday, Vespers, and Compline are prayed according to the ancient practice of Gregorian chant, using Latin for the psalmody and hymnody and English for the readings and prayers.

Holy Eucharist
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Holy Eucharist

Eucharist, the Community’s principal act of worship, incorporates forms and prayers shared by most major branches of the church, drawing from both early Christian sources and contemporary expressions. www.churchofthetransfiguration.org/worship

Transfiguration Organ Concert
Aug 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

E.M.Skinner Organ at the Church of the Transfiguration

Transfiguration Organ Concert
Aug 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Transfiguration Organ Concert @ Church of the Transfiguration

Organists offer a Transfiguration organ concert featuring works by Bach, Vierne, and Sowerby. The concert will be performed on the E.M. Skinner Organ by Dr. James Jordan and Dr. David Chalmers, graduates of the Eastman School of Music, and artists-in-residence at the Church of The Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans. This powerful instrument restored by Nelson Barden of Boston, is comprised of parts of seventeen different E.M. Skinner organs, and is the only one in the world with its particular surround-sound configuration.

“The E.M. Skinner organ at the Church of the Transfiguration is a masterpiece of balance of harmonics, voicing, scale and color that is just overwhelmingly breathtaking.”—Organ Historical Society

Tickets: 508-240-2400 I www.churchofthetransfiguration.org

Aug
10
Thu
Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr of Rome
Aug 10 all-day
Aug
11
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Church of the Transfiguration offers guided tours every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (closed Wednesday). On Fridays, enjoy a demonstration on the landmark E.M. Skinner organ. To learn more about the Church please visit www.churchofthetransfiguration.org.

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Friday3 -4 pmThe Church of the Transfiguration offers guided tours every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (closed Wednesday). On Fridays, enjoy a demonstration on the landmark E.M. Skinner organ. To learn more about the Church please visit www.churchofthetransfiguration.org.

Elements Theatre Company presents “Sylvia”
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Elements Theatre Company presents "Sylvia" @ Paraclete House

Elements Theatre Company presents A.R. Gurney’s play, Sylvia—a smart, playful, sophisticated and occasionally gritty comedy about relationships, nature, and growing older. A recent Broadway hit, the comedy has played all over the world from France to China. Sylvia tells the entertaining story of an exuberant, lovable dog who changes the lives of a middle-aged couple. Greg and Kate are recent empty-nesters who have moved to Manhattan after 20 years in the suburbs. Greg is struggling with his job while Kate is excited about her new teaching opportunities and newfound freedom. Sylvia enters into the middle of their relationship, challenging their marriage and their habitual points of view. Performances will take place August 11-13 & 18-20 at 7:30pm at Paraclete House, Rock Harbor, Orleans, with pre-performance dinners on Saturday, August 12 and 19 at 6pm.

 “Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes. But none is as immediately delicious and dizzy as the one that begins the redeeming affair in A. R. Gurney’s comedy, ‘Sylvia’.”—New York Times

For tickets and reservations, call 508-240-2400.  I  www.elementstheatre.org

Sylvia by A.R. Gurney
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm