The worship of God, which has been at the heart of the Community’s life since its founding, has developed over the years into a full daily cycle of prayer in word and sacrament. The Eucharist is the Community’s principal act of worship. Presided over by one of the resident ordained clergy, the Eucharistic liturgy incorporates forms and prayers shared by most branches of the church, drawing from both early Christian sources and contemporary expressions. The Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office) is the most frequent form of daily prayer. The Community gathers at designated hours—morning, noon, evening, and night—to worship with psalms, hymns, readings, and prayers using the ancient practice of Gregorian chant.
There will be no Evening Prayer on Saturday, March 24 or Saturday, March 31.
There will be no liturgies on Maundy Thursday, March 29 or Good Friday, March 30.
The Easter liturgy will begin at 10:00 AM on April 1 with Eucharist — there will be no service of Lauds on Easter Sunday.
Regular worship schedule:
|Sunday||9:15 AM Lauds
10:00 am Eucharist
5:15 pm Vespers II
|Monday||5:30 PM Vespers|
|Tues, Thurs, Fri||7:30 AM Lauds & Eucharist
11:45 AM Midday
5:30 PM Vespers
9:15 PM Compline
|Wednesday||(The Community is in Monastic Enclosure)|
|Saturday||5:15 PM Vespers I or Evensong|
(Wednesdays the Community of Jesus observes monastic enclosure. The Church of the Transfiguration and Priory Books & Gifts are closed. Thank you for respecting these times of quiet.)