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.

Apr
20
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Apr 20 @ 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.

Apr
22
Sun
4th Sunday of Easter
Apr 22 all-day
Holy Eucharist
Apr 22 @ 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

Apr
25
Wed
Mark, Evangelist
Apr 25 all-day

Although Mark was not one of the original twelve, he was a disciple of Jesus. He joined Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey, but left early. So Paul refused to take him on his second journey. Instead, Mark went with Barnabas to Cyprus. He was later reconciled with Paul, and became a good friend of Peter. The church of Alexandria claimed Mark as its first bishop and most famous martyr. St. Mark’s Church in Venice commemorates Mark, and he is buried there beneath the altar.

Apr
27
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Apr 27 @ 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.

Apr
29
Sun
5th Sunday of Easter
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Holy Eucharist
Apr 29 @ 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

May
2
Wed
Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria
May 2 all-day

Rarely in the history of the church has the course of its development been more significantly determined by one person than it was by Athanasius in the fourth century, when the great statements of our faith were formulated. St. Basil the Great said he was “the God-given physician of the church’s wounds.”
At the Ecumenical Council at Nicea in 325 Athanasius became the champion for the orthodox faith, defending it against the Arians and was successful in winning approval for the phrase in the Nicene Creed—“of one Being with the Father,” which continues to be recognized as the definitive statement of Christ’s divinity.

May
3
Thu
Philip & James, Apostles
May 3 all-day

The two apostles commemorated today are among those less well known. We have only a few references to them in the Gospels. This James is often referred to as James the Less in order to distinguish him from James, the son of Zebedee and from James “The brother of the Lord,” or perhaps to indicate youth or lack of stature.
Philip had the gift of raising issues that were in everyone’s mind. He questioned Jesus about how he was going to feed the 5000, with no money to buy food. At the Last Supper Philip asked Jesus to show them the Father. He was not the only one who missed that seeing Jesus was the same as seeing his Father.

May
4
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
May 4 @ 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.

May
6
Sun
6th Sunday of Easter
May 6 all-day
Holy Eucharist
May 6 @ 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

May
10
Thu
The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ
May 10 all-day
May
11
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
May 11 @ 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.

May
13
Sun
7th Sunday of Easter
May 13 all-day
Holy Eucharist
May 13 @ 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

May
14
Mon
Matthias, Apostle
May 14 all-day

In the nine days of waiting between Jesus’s ascension and the day of Pentecost, the disciples remained together in prayer. During this time, Peter reminded them that the death of Judas had left the fellowship of the Twelve with a vacancy. Two men were nominated, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. After prayer, the disciples cast lots, and Matthias was chosen to join them. And with that, Matthias disappears from recorded history.

May
15
Tue
St. Pachomius, Abbot in Egypt
May 15 all-day
May
18
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
May 18 @ 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.

May
20
Sun
Pentecost
May 20 all-day