Worship

The worship of God, which has been at the center of the life of the Community of Jesus since its founding, has developed over the years into a full cycle of prayer in Word and Sacrament. The Eucharist is the Community’s principal act of worship, incorporating forms and prayers shared by most branches of the church, drawing from both early Christian sources and contemporary expressions.

The Liturgy of the Hours is the most frequent form of daily prayer. The Community gathers in the Church of the Transfiguration throughout the day – morning (Lauds), noon (Midday), evening (Vespers), and night (Compline) – to worship God with psalms, hymns, prayers, and readings sung in the ancient practice of Gregorian chant.

On some Saturday evenings, the Service of Choral Evensong sung by Gloriae Dei Cantores is celebrated in preparation for Sunday Eucharist. This traditional service of evening prayer dates back to the 16th century, and is based on the service from the Book of Common Prayer. It comprises scripture readings and prayers, sung Canticles (the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis), anthems, and chanted Psalms and prayers. (Current Evensong Schedule)

We welcome you to join us for worship.

SERVICE SCHEDULE
(*Wednesday the Community is enclosed.)

Monday
5:30 PM Vespers

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:30 AM Lauds
11:45 AM Midday
5:30 PM Vespers

Saturday
5:15 PM Vespers I or
5:15 PM Choral Evensong

Sunday
9:15 AM Lauds
10:00 AM Eucharist
5:15 PM Vespers II

LIVESTREAM LITURGY OF THE HOURS

Join us via livestream daily for the Liturgy of the Hours.
These services sung in Gregorian chant are streamed daily from the Church of the Transfiguration.
Monday – Friday   Lauds (7:30 AM); Vespers (5:30 PM);
Saturday Vespers (5:15 PM);  Sunday Lauds (9:15 AM);  Sunday Vespers (5:15 PM)
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Ecumenical Holy Eucharist, Church of the Transfiguration at the Community of Jesus on Cape Cod