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.

Oct
28
Wed
Simon & Jude, Apostles
Oct 28 all-day
Nov
1
Sun
All Saints Day
Nov 1 all-day
Nov
11
Wed
Martin, Bishop of Tours
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
18
Wed
Hilda, Abbess of Whitby
Nov 18 all-day
Nov
23
Mon
Clement, Bishop of Rome
Nov 23 all-day
Nov
29
Sun
1st Sunday of Advent
Nov 29 all-day
Nov
30
Mon
Andrew, Apostle
Nov 30 all-day
Dec
5
Sat
Thomas Murray Celebratory Concert
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Join us for a concert performed by Thomas Murray in celebration of the completion of the organ at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA.
Seating will be limited due to strict adherence to Covid restrictions.
Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: 508-240-2400 | churchofthetransfiguration.org

 

Dec
6
Sun
2nd Sunday of Advent
Dec 6 all-day
Dec
7
Mon
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
Dec 7 all-day
Dec
13
Sun
3rd Sunday of Advent
Dec 13 all-day
Dec
20
Sun
4th Sunday of Advent
Dec 20 all-day
Dec
24
Thu
Vigil of the Nativity
Dec 24 all-day
Dec
25
Fri
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
26
Sat
Stephen, Deacon & Martyr
Dec 26 all-day
Dec
27
Sun
1st Sunday of Christmas
Dec 27 all-day
Dec
28
Mon
John, Apostle & Evangelist (from 12/27)
Dec 28 all-day
Dec
29
Tue
The Holy Innocents (from 12/28)
Dec 29 all-day
Mar
7
Sun
Perpetua, Felicity, & companions, Martyrs at Carthage
Mar 7 all-day
Perpetua, Felicity, & companions, Martyrs at Carthage

Perpetua was a young widow, mother of an infant and owner of several slaves, including Felicity. Together they were catechumens preparing for baptism.
In 202 AD, Emperor Septimius Severus decreed that all persons should sacrifice to the divinity of the emperor. There was no way that a Christian, confessing faith in one Lord Jesus Christ, could do this. Perpetua and Felicity were arrested and held in prison. At the public hearing before the proconsul, Perpetua refused even the pleas of her father, saying “I am a Christian.” They were sent to the arena in Carthage and given to the wild beasts.
Before she died, Perpetua cried out to the other Christians “Stand fast in the faith and love one another, and do not let what we suffer be a stumbling block to you.”
Thus we have the account of the first women martyrs on our calendar of saints.

Mar
17
Wed
Patrick, Bishop & Missionary
Mar 17 all-day
Patrick, Bishop & Missionary

I bind this day to me forever, by power of faith, Christ’s incarnation; His baptism in the Jordan River; His death on the cross for my salvation; His bursting from the spiced tomb; His riding up the heavenly way; His coming on the day of doom; I bind unto myself today.

From the “The Breastplate of St. Patrick”, a prayer written by St. Patrick in 433