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
Fri
Clement 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.”

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Nov 23 @ 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.

Nov
25
Sun
Christ in Glory–Week 34 of Ordinary Time
Nov 25 all-day
Holy Eucharist
Nov 25 @ 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
Fri
Andrew, Apostle
Nov 30 all-day

The importance of second place
“Simon Peter’s brother” is the phrase most often used to identify Andrew.”
Peter was a powerful personality and a natural leader whose activity and comments take a prominent position in the NT. Andrew receives mention in only a few places But it was Andrew who brought Peter to Jesus. Andrew’s only concern seems to have been in serving Jesus Christ.”

from Butler’s Lives of the Saints

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Nov 30 @ 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.

Service of Advent Lessons and Carols
Nov 30 @ 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.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/communityofjesus.org/service-of?hceid=Y29tbXVuaXR5b2ZqZXN1cy5vcmdfbms2ZjhvaG42ZnFidGYyaXEzODNhNmlhZ2tAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.k8ugcsef3lpos15qdbv5374n7k&hs=121

Dec
1
Sat
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.

Dec
2
Sun
1st Sunday of Advent
Dec 2 all-day
Holy Eucharist
Dec 2 @ 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
Thu
Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
Dec 6 all-day

St. Nicholas is one of the most popular of saints. He is widely recognized as the patron saint of children and of sailors. He is also the patron saint of Russia. But all we know about him historically is that he was a third-century bishop of the Greek city of Myra. An American mis-translation of the Dutch form of St. Nicholas (Sinter Klaus) became our Santa Claus who came to be associated with giving gifts at Christmas time.

Dec
7
Fri
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
Dec 7 all-day

St. Ambrose was a bishop in Milan and a great hymn writer. This text for the hymn during the Monday service of Lauds is attributed to him:

O true Sun, descend,
sparkling with uninterrupted brightness;
O radiance of the Holy Spirit,
pour in upon our senses.

May this day pass joyfully:
let modesty be as the dawn,
faith as the noonday;
let the spirit not know dusk.

Dawn carries on its course;
let the dawn go forward to everything;
all the Son is in the Father,
and all the Father is in the Word. Amen.

Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Dec 7 @ 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.

Dec
9
Sun
2nd Sunday of Advent
Dec 9 all-day
Holy Eucharist
Dec 9 @ 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
14
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Dec 14 @ 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.

Gabriel V Brass and Organ Concert
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

GABRIEL V BRASS AND ORGAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT 
December 14 & 15 at 7:30pm

This Christmas, come in from a blustery winter night and enjoy a festive concert with the Gabriel V Brass Ensemble and Organists at the Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans. The concert will feature beloved traditional carols and other spirited works for the season. For tickets: Click here or call 508-240-2400.

Dec
15
Sat
Gabriel V Brass and Organ Concert
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

GABRIEL V BRASS AND ORGAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT
December 14 & 15 at 7:30pm

This Christmas, come in from a blustery winter night and enjoy a festive concert with the Gabriel V Brass Ensemble and Organists at the Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans. The concert will feature beloved traditional carols and other spirited works for the season. For tickets: Click here or call 508-240-2400.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/communityofjesus.org/gabriel-v?hceid=Y29tbXVuaXR5b2ZqZXN1cy5vcmdfbGxyc2NwNmsxbmJsczYxNmcxcDQzaThoa2tAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.boi13t25278pebgutisjmdnh5k&hs=121

Dec
16
Sun
3rd Sunday of Advent
Dec 16 all-day
Holy Eucharist
Dec 16 @ 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