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
Fri
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. Matthew tells us that he was seated in the tax booth when Jesus called him. Immediately he left everything and followed Jesus. Tax collectors were viewed as collaborators with the dreaded Roman establishment. They were spurned as traitors and outcasts. Matthew was hardly the type of man that a devout Jew would have among his closest associates. He is an encouragement to us who tend to use our “unacceptability” as an excuse. Matthew wrote his Gospel specifically to reveal how Jesus “completed” the Jewish faith and how he fulfilled Old Testament prophecies.

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

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Friday 3 -4 pm The Church of the Transfiguration offers guided tours with this schedule for the week of June 4:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday11 am and 3 pm and closed the remainder of the day. (Closed on Wednesday)

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Sep 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.

Sep
22
Sat
Vespers I
Sep 22 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

The Liturgy of the Hours is a form of communal prayer that marks the passing of time—the services follow the natural order of the day.
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.

Sep
23
Sun
Week 25 of Ordinary Time
Sep 23 all-day
Sep
28
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Friday 3 -4 pm The Church of the Transfiguration offers guided tours with this schedule for the week of June 4:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday11 am and 3 pm and closed the remainder of the day. (Closed on Wednesday)

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Sep 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.

Sep
29
Sat
Vespers I
Sep 29 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

The Liturgy of the Hours is a form of communal prayer that marks the passing of time—the services follow the natural order of the day.
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.

Sep
30
Sun
Week 26 of Ordinary Time
Sep 30 all-day
Oct
1
Mon
Lauds
Oct 1 @ 9:15 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.

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

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

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Friday 3 -4 pm The Church of the Transfiguration offers guided tours with this schedule for the week of June 4:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday11 am and 3 pm and closed the remainder of the day. (Closed on Wednesday)

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Oct 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.

Oct
6
Sat
Vespers I
Oct 6 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

The Liturgy of the Hours is a form of communal prayer that marks the passing of time—the services follow the natural order of the day.
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.

Oct
7
Sun
Week 27 of Ordinary Time
Oct 7 all-day
Lauds
Oct 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
Oct 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

Oct
8
Mon
Simeon
Oct 8 all-day

What we know of Simeon comes only from the account in the Gospel of Luke when he took the infant Jesus in his arms in the temple in Jerusalem and spoke the words that are known to us as the Nunc Dimitis. Luke tells us that he was a “just and devout man who awaited the consolation of Israel.” The Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he would not see death before he had seen the Messiah.

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

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Friday 3 -4 pm The Church of the Transfiguration offers guided tours with this schedule for the week of June 4:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday11 am and 3 pm and closed the remainder of the day. (Closed on Wednesday)

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Oct 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.