About the Community of Jesus
The Church of the Transfiguration stands at the center of the Community of Jesus on Cape Cod in Orleans, MA. The church’s architecture is a contemporary expression of an ancient basilican form. The Community of Jesus is 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.
Prayer and Worship (Join us virtually!)
Our prayer for you is for peace and spiritual refreshment! During the stay-at-home months, we began sharing the gift of music from the Church of the Transfiguration at the Community of Jesus on our YouTube Channel through weekly videos. We want to continue to share this gift. Our prayer is that the music of the E.M. Skinner organ, combined with images of sacred art will be a blessing to you and your loved ones.
Celebratory Videos on YouTUBE
Click through to this page for celebratory videos for the Resurrection Season. You may also want to view the videos inspired by Hymns, Scripture and the music of J.S. Bach, as well as videos specific to Palm Sunday and Holy Week .
Architecture of the Church
The Community of Jesus on Cape Cod is the home of Church of the Transfiguration — 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 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.