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.

Sep
21
Thu
Matthew, Apostle
Sep 21 all-day
Matthew, Apostle

Matthew, identified as Levi in the Gospels of Mark and Luke, was a tax collector who became one of the first disciples of Jesus. When Jesus called him. he immediately left everything and followed Him. Matthew’s gospel account of his life with Jesus includes some unique first hand accounts.

Sep
22
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Sep 22 @ 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 Noon 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.

Sep
23
Sat
Choral Evensong
Sep 23 @ 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/.

Sep
24
Sun
Week 25 of Ordinary Time
Sep 24 all-day
Lauds
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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

Sep
29
Fri
Michael and All Angels
Sep 29 all-day
Michael and All Angels

The archangel Michael is the great leader of the heavenly hosts and represents the victorious heavenly powers. Four times he is mentioned by name in Scripture; twice in Daniel where he fights on behalf of God’s people against the forces of evil, once in Jude where he disputes with the devil over the body of Moses, and once in Revelation where he leads the hosts of heaven in victory over the dragon and his forces and throws them out of heaven. He has long been regarded as the helper of Christian armies against the heathen, and as the protector of individual Christians again the devil. Thus, he is usually depicted with a sword standing over or fighting with a dragon.

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration @ Church of the Transfiguration

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.

Sep
30
Sat
Jerome, Priest & Monk of Bethlehem
Sep 30 all-day

Jerome was the foremost biblical scholar of the ancient church. His greatest achievement was the translation of the entire Bible from the original Hebrew and Greek texts into Latin, known as the Vulgate version. Along with his commentaries and homilies on biblical books, this made him a major intellectual force in the Western church. Jerome was born in northern Italy in 347 and was converted and baptized during his student days in Rome. He was secretary to Pope Damascus and spiritual director of many noble Roman ladies who were interested in monastic life. Upon leaving Rome he established a monastery at Bethlehem, where he lived and worked until his death in 420.

Choral Evensong
Sep 30 @ 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 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.

Oct
1
Sun
Week 26 of Ordinary Time
Oct 1 all-day
Lauds
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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

Oct
4
Wed
Francis of Assisi, Friar
Oct 4 all-day

Francis was born in 1182, the son of a wealthy merchant of Assisi. His early youth was spent in harmless revelry and fruitless attempts to win military glory. He soon gave this up for a life of poverty, joyfully and literally following the sayings of Jesus. When Jesus spoke to him from a cross in the neglected chapel of San Damiano and told him to go build up His house, Frances took this to mean repairing the chapel. Over time he realized that God was speaking about the larger Church. He founded the Franciscan Order and devoted himself and his order to serving the poor. Not long before his death he received the marks of Jesus’ wounds, the stigmata, in his own hands, feet and side. He was canonized in 1228 and the great basilica of St. Francis was built over his tomb in Assisi. His great love of nature and for animals led the church to make him the patron saint of animals.

Oct
6
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Oct 6 @ 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 Noon 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.

Oct
7
Sat
Evensong
Oct 7 @ 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 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.

Oct
8
Sun
Week 27 of Ordinary Timet
Oct 8 all-day
Lauds
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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

Oct
13
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Oct 13 @ 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 Noon 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.