Fall Events

Light in the Darkness

Advent Encounters

Service of Advent Lessons and Carols

Advent Lessons & Carols

November 27, 28, 29 — 4:30 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 Gloriae Dei Cantores. Doors open one hour before each service, no tickets required.


Afternoon Teas

November 27, 28, 29 — 3:00 PM

Join us before the service for an elegant plated tea with live chamber music at Bethany Guest House. Reservations: 508-240-2400


Life-Size Creche

November 28 — January 6


Sacred Art Exhibit

November 28 through February 2 — 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(closed Wednesdays, Sundays, and December 24 - January 8)

Luce del Mondo “The Light of the World”

Exhibition of Contemporary Sacred Art, is the work of two artists whose contemplation of the sacred is expressed in abstraction. An Italian Roman Catholic man an an American Protestant woman respond to the Christ who calls all people to share his life that is light. Luce del Mondo invites the viewer to undertake a journey into the sacred, rooted in constructs of meaningful form and inspired joyful abandon, with radiant expanses of luminous gold leaf and uncompromised color.


Lux in Tenebris

Lectures with Timothy Verdon
and Filippo Rossi, Florence Italy

December 9-13

An Advent encounter offering an opportunity to prepare for the coming of the Light of the World with Msgr. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Office of Sacred Art from Florence, Italy, and Florentine Artist Dr. Filippo Rossi, in the monastic context of the ecumenical Community of Jesus on Cape Cod. Interspersed with slideshows and lectures, the retreat will include quiet times for reflection, Monastic Vespers, graciously prepared meals, and outings to notable Art Galleries in the surrounding area.


Church of the Transfiguration,

Orleans, MA