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
21
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Friday 3 -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.

Jun
23
Sun
Lauds
Jun 23 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am

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
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

Vespers II
Jun 23 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Jun
24
Mon
Nativity of John the Baptist
Jun 24 all-day

John the Baptist, the prophet and forerunner of Jesus, was the son of elderly parents, Elizabeth and Zechariah, and was related to Jesus on his mother’s side. His birth is celebrated six months before Christmas Day, because, according to Luke, Elizabeth became pregnant six months before the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary.
Although John figures prominently in all four Gospel accounts, only Luke tells us of his birth. Zechariah, a priest of the Temple at Jerusalem was struck speechless because he doubted a vision foretelling John’s birth. When his speech was restored, Zechariah uttered a canticle of praise, the Benedictus, which is sung at Lauds.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/communityofjesus.org/nativity-of?hceid=Y29tbXVuaXR5b2ZqZXN1cy5vcmdfbWJic3VrMTVvNmxha29vYm80Y2hlZ21uam9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.e2t3c7v4oqo832jrpgvh9mrq8g&hs=121

Jun
28
Fri
Irenaeus, Bishop & Martyr
Jun 28 all-day
Irenaeus, Bishop & Martyr

If theology is thinking about faith and arranging those thoughts in some systematic order, then Irenaeus has been righty recognized by both Catholics and Protestants as the first great systematic theologian. He was a third generation Christian, having been discipled by Polycarp who was discipled by John. He in turn took Christianity to Lyon in southern France.
Iraneaus’s enduring fame rests mainly on his large treatise, entitled Against Heresies. Here Irenaeus describes the major Gnostic systems thoroughly, clearly, and often with biting humor. This defense of Christianity has become a classic.

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Friday 3 -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.

Jun
30
Sun
Lauds
Jun 30 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am

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
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

Vespers II
Jun 30 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Jul
1
Mon
Mary, Martha, & Lazarus of Bethany
Jul 1 all-day

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.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/communityofjesus.org/mary-martha?hceid=Y29tbXVuaXR5b2ZqZXN1cy5vcmdfbWJic3VrMTVvNmxha29vYm80Y2hlZ21uam9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.o68ckru83gno4v6r1q00424aa4&hs=121

Jul
3
Wed
Thomas, Apostle
Jul 3 all-day
Thomas, Apostle

Gospel Canticle Antiphon “Quia Vidisti me”
Because you have seen me, Thomas, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and have believed, alleluia.

Daniel Roth Returns in Concert!
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Organ Concert with Daniel Roth –
Wednesday, July 3 at 7:30pm

Experience the musicality and rich interpretation of this renowned French organist, Daniel Roth, performed on the “overwhelmingly breathtaking” E.M. Skinner Organ.

Church of the Transfiguration
Rock Harbor, Orleans

Jul
5
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Friday 3 -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.

Jul
7
Sun
Lauds
Jul 7 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am

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 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

Vespers II
Jul 7 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Jul
8
Mon
Aquila & Priscilla, Companions of Paul
Jul 8 all-day
Aquila & Priscilla, Companions of Paul

Saints Aquila and Priscilla were a Jewish couple from Rome who had been exiled to Corinth, and were friends of St. Paul in the first century. They hosted St. Paul on his visit to that city and were probably converted by him. Their friend Paul calls them “my helpers in Christ, who have for my life laid down their own necks” (Romans 16:3-4).

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/communityofjesus.org/aquila?hceid=Y29tbXVuaXR5b2ZqZXN1cy5vcmdfbWJic3VrMTVvNmxha29vYm80Y2hlZ21uam9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.8u6gfe0a9935argr6q9dbidqb8&hs=121

Jul
11
Thu
Benedict of Nursia, Abbot
Jul 11 all-day
Benedict of Nursia, Abbot

Benedict is considered to be the father of western monasticism. Living during the fifth and sixth centuries, Benedict founded a monastery at Monte Cassino in southern Italy, which was to become the mother house for Benedictines in the centuries that followed. (Benedictine monasticism was one of the great stabilizing forces in preserving Western civilization during the dark ages.) Benedict’s greater legacy, however, was his practical and moderate Rule which still guides Benedictine houses today.

Jul
12
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Friday 3 -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.