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Church of the Transfiguration

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Address: 5 Bay View Dr, Orleans, MA 02653-2206
Phone Number: +1 508-255-1094
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The Church of the Transfiguration is the center of Community of Jesus - an...

The Church of the Transfiguration is the center of Community of Jesus - an ecumenical Benedictine monastic community located at Rock Harbor on the shores of Cape Cod Bay. The Community follows a daily rhythm of prayer including Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours (sung in Gregorian chant). Constructed of Minnesota limestone, and designed by William Rawn Associates of Boston, the Church of the Transfiguration is a contemporary expression of an ancient 4th century style of architecture, and recounts the story of salvation through mosaic and fresco images, bronze, glass, and stone sculpture. The organ is a restoration and expansion of pipework from twelve organs built by the E.M. Skinner Organ Company in the early 20th century. Sunday Eucharist -- 10:00 Weekday Vespers -- 5:30pm Saturday Choral Evensong or Vespers -- 5:15pm TOURS -- Monday - Saturday at 3:00pm Organ demonstrations -- Fridays at 3:30pm Priory Books & Gifts -- Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm(Wednesdays the Church is closed)

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Inspiring Church

Inspiring church that welcomes all for services they say but also welcomes all for tours. The building is a work of art. The pipe organ is unbelievable. Make sure you take a tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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Verona, Nj
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Verona, Nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Inspiring church that welcomes all for services they say but also welcomes all for tours. The building is a work of art. The pipe organ is unbelievable. Make sure you take a tour (or attend a service) that will allow you to experience a demonstration.

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2 Thank Lester A
CommofJesus, Publicist at Church of the Transfiguration, responded to this review

We are very glad that your visit to the Church of the Transfiguration was a blessing to you. Every Sunday all are welcome to join us for Eucharist at 10:00 am. The weekday service schedule is available on our website. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a quick private tour oneThursday morning ! Intricate tile work, amazing organ, lovely grounds.

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3 Thank Linda S
CommofJesus, Publicist at Church of the Transfiguration, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. For those who are not able to visit the Church in person there are many photographs on the website, plus a virtual tour! Please enjoy! More 

Oklahoma City
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped to photos the angel on the tower and found we could visit inside the sanctuary. We met an extremely nice and informative lady that led us on a tour telling how the sanctuary was pieced together by all the different artist from all over the world. This is an amazing find in Orleans, MA.

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CommofJesus, Publicist at Church of the Transfiguration, responded to this review

So glad you visited! The planning for the church and art program took over 10 years and we are happy to be able to share it. More 

Niantic, Connecticut
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the church today on the recommendation from a local. It was amazing! The mosaics, frescos are truly unbelievable. We were offered a tour and readily accepted. Later we came back for a Evensong service which was just beautiful. I wish we lived closer so that we could take advantage of the wonderful offerings they have.

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CommofJesus, Publicist at Church of the Transfiguration, responded to this review

Throughout the fall we will be singing Evensong/Vespers on Saturday evenings at 5:15 pm. The calendar on the Community of Jesus website has full service information. Glad that you were able to join us last weekend. More 

Hyannis, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I have been here and had the mistresses give me a tour several times as part of a group. The organ recital was included and was very impressive. I have not heard a formal concert by either the choir or the band but apparently they are world famous and I look forward to hearing both.

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CommofJesus, Publicist at Church of the Transfiguration, responded to this review

So glad that you were able to have a tour with one of our docents. The full concert schedule is available on the Church of the Transfiguration website. The next choral concert with Gloriae Dei Cantores on Oct. 28 & 29, and includes the Mozart Requiem with full orchestra. More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

There are three recommended activities when visiting this monasteriel community based on the Benedictine Christian practice. Founded and staffed by the Sisters of Jesus, the church itself is a magnificent edifice that combines traditional Roman with more modern Christian design. The first recommendation is to tour the church and the demonstration of the organization, a modern wonder of its own.... More 

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Christy H, Publicist at Church of the Transfiguration, responded to this review

Thanks for your recommendations! Please visit our website for information about upcoming events and church tours! All are welcome to join us for our worship services. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful churches I have been in and I have travelled extensively. It is steeped in nature, especially Cape Cod's. The floors are covered with mosaics featuring the birds and fauna of the Cape. The nave floor is covered with mosaics with animals from a through z. Spectacular!

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Christy H, Publicist at Church of the Transfiguration, responded to this review

So glad you were able to visit, and that you enjoyed all the Cape Cod references in the art program. If you would like to see news about the Church please follow Church of the Transfiguration on facebook! More 

Berlin, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The grounds of this Church, and the surrounding harbor and town are lovely. They've built a community where it seems that all find a purpose and contribute to the common good. The tour is informative and led by "members" of the community who are interested in sharing their history and celebrating their present and future. Having traveled to Italy, several... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

If you can visit the church when they are a concert, don't hesitate. The brass and organ concerts are spectacular. Just seeing the inside of the church is worth the visit.

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1 Thank Judith K
Christy H, Publicist at Church of the Transfiguration, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. There are several concerts schedule during the fall months. Please visit our website events calendar for more information! Hope to see you again. More 

Saint Paul, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful church! We got a tour from a very nice church member who was very helpful and kind. The craftsmanship is so outstanding. What a way to spend about an hour. Afterwards we walked out to Rock Harbor. The church Is lovely.

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