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.

Mar
2
Thu
Lenten Journey
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm
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Stations of the Cross by Martin Erspamer OSB of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana
Br. Martin works in a variety of media but focuses primarily on ceramics, illustration and stained glass, inspired by years of looking at Romanesque and Gothic architecture and imagery. The Stations of the Cross in this exhibit were created for the book The Path Toward Resurrection by Mary Jo Tully. Br. Martin received his MFA in ceramics from Boston University and is certified as a Liturgical Design Consultant from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mar
30
Thu
Daniel Roth Organ Concert
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Daniel Roth Organ Concert @ Church of the Transfiguration |  |  |

Widely acclaimed as one of the leading French organ virtuosos, Daniel Roth from Paris, will perform at the Church of the Transfiguration  on Thursday, March 30th. Mr. Roth has held numerous prestigious positions including over 30 years as Titular Organist at St. Sulpice in Paris, and as Artist-in-Residence at the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. As a graduate of the Paris Conservatory, he studied with Rolande Falcinelli and Maurice Duruflé. Experience the musicality and rich interpretation of this renowned organist and improviser, performed on the “overwhelmingly breathtaking” E.M. Skinner Organ.
Reception following in Paraclete House Refectory
For more information please visit www.churchofthetransfiguration.org/events/concerts/
Tickets:  Please call 508-240-2400 or online at bit.ly/2kpWnSe

Mar
31
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Mar 31 @ 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.

Apr
1
Sat
Evensong
Apr 1 @ 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.

Apr
2
Sun
Lauds
Apr 2 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am
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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
Apr 2 @ 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

Apr
7
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Apr 7 @ 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.

Apr
8
Sat
Vespers I
Apr 8 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

The Liturgy of the Hours is a form of communal prayer that marks the passing of time—the services follow the natural order of the day.
In the evening we celebrate Vespers, looking back upon the day with thanksgiving, while acknowledging that not all we have done has been to the glory of God.

Apr
9
Sun
Lauds
Apr 9 @ 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
Apr 9 @ 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

Apr
16
Sun
Lauds
Apr 16 @ 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
Apr 16 @ 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

Apr
22
Sat
Vespers I
Apr 22 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

The Liturgy of the Hours is a form of communal prayer that marks the passing of time—the services follow the natural order of the day.
In the evening we celebrate Vespers, looking back upon the day with thanksgiving, while acknowledging that not all we have done has been to the glory of God.