Calendar of Events

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.

Feb
10
Wed
Ash Wednesday
Feb 10 all-day

Begin the Lenten journey with us. If you would like to receive ashes please join us at 11:45 am for our Mid Day Office (Gregorian chant) and the Disposition of Ashes.
Invitation to the Observance of Lent
Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism . . .

Midday Office and Imposition of Ashes
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Please join us for our Midday Office at 11:45 am and for the Imposition of Ashes to begin the Observance of the Season of Lent

Feb
11
Thu
Scholastica
Feb 11 all-day

The name of Sr. Benedict of Nursia is known throughout the Western world, but little is known of his sister, St. Scholastica. We do know that when Benedict founded his monastery at Monte Cassino in Italy, Scholastica founded a house of sisters nearby, following the same rules and guidelines that her brother laid down for his monks. Although they lived so close to each other, they visited only once a year to talk over things of the Spirit.

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

Every Friday

Tour of the Church followed by a demonstration of the E. M. Skinner Organ

Feb
13
Sat
Choral Evensong
Feb 13 @ 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Sung by Gloriæ Dei Cantores
 For service music listing see: http://gdcchoir.org/worship/

Vespers I
Feb 13 @ 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Feb
14
Sun
1st Sunday of Lent
Feb 14 all-day
Lauds
Feb 14 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am
Holy Eucharist
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Sung Eucharist
For service music listing see Gloriae Dei Cantores: http://gdcchoir.org/worship/

Feb
17
Wed
Gregorian Chant Retreat: The Chants of Holy Week and the Triduum
Feb 17 – Feb 20 all-day

Experience the Gregorian Chants of Holy Week and the Pashal Triduum! Come join us as we explore the riches of this glorious tradition. The retreat includes both basic chant instruction and an in-depth study of the chants of Holy Week (including  the application of ancient notation and historical context). We will explore the incredible variety of these chants, studying and learning both simple, congregational chants as well as some of
the more florid and complex chants for scholas or soloists.
For more information please call 1-508-255-1094.

Feb
19
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Friday

Tour of the Church followed by a demonstration of the E. M. Skinner Organ

Feb
20
Sat
Choral Evensong
Feb 20 @ 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Sung by Gloriæ Dei Cantores
 For service music listing see: http://gdcchoir.org/worship/

Feb
21
Sun
Lauds
Feb 21 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am
Holy Eucharist
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Sung Eucharist
For service music listing see Gloriae Dei Cantores: http://gdcchoir.org/worship/

Feb
23
Tue
Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr of Smyrna
Feb 23 all-day
Feb
26
Fri
Tour of the Church of the Transfiguration
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Friday

Tour of the Church followed by a demonstration of the E. M. Skinner Organ

Feb
27
Sat
Choral Evensong
Feb 27 @ 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Sung by Gloriæ Dei Cantores
 For service music listing see: http://gdcchoir.org/worship/

Feb
28
Sun
3rd Sunday of Lent
Feb 28 all-day
Lauds
Feb 28 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am
Holy Eucharist
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Sung Eucharist
For service music listing see Gloriae Dei Cantores: http://gdcchoir.org/worship/