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.

Nov
23
Thu
Clement,Bishop of Rome
Nov 23 all-day

Clement was a disciple of the apostles and the third bishop of Rome. He was known for his pastoral letters.

He wrote: “The strong must make sure that they care for the weak. The rich must be certain to give enough to supply all the needs of the poor. The poor must thank God for supplying their needs. We all need each other: the great need the small, the small need the great.”

He prayed: “O God, make us children of quietness, and heirs of peace.”

Nov
24
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration @ Church of the Transfiguration

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.

Nov
25
Sat
Evensong
Nov 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

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 comprises scripture readings and prayers, sung Canticles (the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis), anthems, and chanted Psalms. Services are sung by Gloriae Dei Cantores. For more information and repertoire please visit https://gdcchoir.org/worship/

Nov
26
Sun
Week 34 of Ordinary Time
Nov 26 all-day
Lauds
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 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

Nov
30
Thu
Andrew, Apostle
Nov 30 all-day
Dec
1
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration @ Church of the Transfiguration

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.

Service of Advent Lessons and Carols
Dec 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Candle-lit services of Advent Lessons and Carols at the Church of the Transfiguration open the season of Advent with readings, prayers, and carols sung by Gloriæ Dei Cantores. Doors open one hour before each service, no tickets required.

Information: 508-240-2400 or www.communityofjesus.org

Dec
2
Sat
Service of Advent Lessons and Carols
Dec 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Candle-lit services of Advent Lessons and Carols at the Church of the Transfiguration open the season of Advent with readings, prayers, and carols sung by Gloriæ Dei Cantores. Doors open one hour before each service, no tickets required.
Organ prelude at 3:30pm.

Information: 508-240-2400 or www.communityofjesus.org

Dec
3
Sun
1st Sunday of Advent
Dec 3 all-day
Lauds
Dec 3 @ 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
Dec 3 @ 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

Dec
6
Wed
Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
Dec 6 all-day
Dec
7
Thu
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
Dec 7 all-day
Dec
8
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration @ Church of the Transfiguration

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.

Dec
9
Sat
Vespers I
Dec 9 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

The Liturgy of the Hours is a form of communal prayer that marks the passing of time—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.

Dec
10
Sun
2nd Sunday of Advent
Dec 10 all-day
Lauds
Dec 10 @ 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
Dec 10 @ 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