The Church of the Transfiguration at the Community of Jesus is a contemporary expression of an ancient fourth-century style of architecture — a heritage shared by all Christians, and its shape reflects the Community’s monastic tradition and ecumenical vision. Constructed of Minnesota limestone, it features a long rectangular nave, a rounded apse at the east end, narrow side aisles, a peaked timber roof, and interior columns and arches along the side aisles.
The Church stands at the spiritual center of the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical Christian community in the Benedictine monastic tradition that has found its home on the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts for more than forty years. Daily prayer and worship services include Holy Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours (sung in Gregorian chant), and Choral Evensong.
The Church is a visible sign of God’s presence in the midst of a living fellowship. As a permanent testimony to the love and faithfulness of God, the church visually proclaims God’s word with truth, beauty and dignity. Combining mosaics and frescos, sculpted bronze, stone, and glass, the art program recounts God’s saving action redeeming humanity, drawing on scripture, church tradition, and the local setting of Cape Cod to visually proclaiming the message that all earthly life has heavenly meaning, and in all things God may be glorified.