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.

Jun
2
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration @ Church of the Transfiguration

The Church of the Transfiguration overlooks picturesque Rock Harbor in Orleans. The church offers guided tours every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (closed Wednesday). This contemporary interpretation of an ancient basilican style of architecture combines intricate mosaics and frescos, sculpted stone, bronze and glass by local and international artists. On Fridays, following the 3 pm tour, enjoy a demonstration on the landmark E.M. Skinner organ. To learn more about the Church please visit www.churchofthetransfiguration.org.

Jun
3
Sat
Evensong
Jun 3 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Evensong @ Church of the Transfguration |  |  |

On Saturday evenings, the Service of Choral Evensong is celebrated in preparation for Sunday Eucharist. This traditional service of evening prayer dates back to the 16th century, and is based on the service from the Book of Common Prayer. It comprises scripture readings and prayers, sung Canticles (the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis), anthems, and chanted Psalms and prayers.

Jun
4
Sun
Lauds
Jun 4 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am
Lauds @  |  |

The Divine Office (or 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. Thus, the chant is persevered and renewed as a living tradition – growing from sacred roots and adapted for modern monastic life.www.churchofthetransfiguration.org/worship/liturgy-of-the-hours/

Holy Eucharist
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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The Eucharist (or Holy Communion) is the Community’s principal act of worship. Presided over by one of the resident ordained clergy, the liturgy 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

Jun
9
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration @ Church of the Transfiguration

The Church of the Transfiguration overlooks picturesque Rock Harbor in Orleans. The church offers guided tours every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (closed Wednesday). This contemporary interpretation of an ancient basilican style of architecture combines intricate mosaics and frescos, sculpted stone, bronze and glass by local and international artists. On Fridays, following the 3 pm tour, enjoy a demonstration on the landmark E.M. Skinner organ. To learn more about the Church please visit www.churchofthetransfiguration.org.

Jun
11
Sun
Lauds
Jun 11 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am
Lauds @  |  |

The Divine Office (or 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. Thus, the chant is persevered and renewed as a living tradition – growing from sacred roots and adapted for modern monastic life.www.churchofthetransfiguration.org/worship/liturgy-of-the-hours/

Holy Eucharist
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Holy Eucharist @  |  |

The Eucharist (or Holy Communion) is the Community’s principal act of worship. Presided over by one of the resident ordained clergy, the liturgy 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

Jun
16
Fri
Walking in the Light: A Retreat with Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove
Jun 16 – Jun 18 all-day
Walking in the Light: A Retreat with Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove

Walking in the Light:
Radical Self-Honesty Amid the Shadows

Lies, deceptions, fabrications, even “false news” stories are nothing new! Hiding ourselves from the truth and hiding the truth from others are ancient and all-too-familiar shadows that conceal us from the light of God’s goodness and love. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove will help us explore what St. Benedict, the Christian desert tradition, and the gospel have to tell us about dispersing those shadows and “walking in the light,” so that we can live truthfully with others and with ourselves. For more information about this weekend retreat please call 508-255-1094.

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a writer, preacher, and leader in the New Monasticism movement. In 2003, he and his wife Leah founded Rutba House, a home of hospitality in Durham, NC. Among his many works, Jonathan has published three books with Paraclete Press, including The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture; The Rule of St. Benedict: A Contemporary Paraphrase; and The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers.

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration @ Church of the Transfiguration

The Church of the Transfiguration overlooks picturesque Rock Harbor in Orleans. The church offers guided tours every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (closed Wednesday). This contemporary interpretation of an ancient basilican style of architecture combines intricate mosaics and frescos, sculpted stone, bronze and glass by local and international artists. On Fridays, following the 3 pm tour, enjoy a demonstration on the landmark E.M. Skinner organ. To learn more about the Church please visit www.churchofthetransfiguration.org.

Jun
18
Sun
Dedication of the Church of the Transfiguration
Jun 18 all-day
Lauds
Jun 18 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am
Lauds @  |  |

The Divine Office (or 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. Thus, the chant is persevered and renewed as a living tradition – growing from sacred roots and adapted for modern monastic life.www.churchofthetransfiguration.org/worship/liturgy-of-the-hours/

Holy Eucharist
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Holy Eucharist @  |  |

The Eucharist (or Holy Communion) is the Community’s principal act of worship. Presided over by one of the resident ordained clergy, the liturgy 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

Jun
23
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration @ Church of the Transfiguration

The Church of the Transfiguration overlooks picturesque Rock Harbor in Orleans. The church offers guided tours every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (closed Wednesday). This contemporary interpretation of an ancient basilican style of architecture combines intricate mosaics and frescos, sculpted stone, bronze and glass by local and international artists. On Fridays, following the 3 pm tour, enjoy a demonstration on the landmark E.M. Skinner organ. To learn more about the Church please visit www.churchofthetransfiguration.org.