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Address: 5 Bay View Drive, Orleans, MA 02653
Phone Number: 508-255-1094
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Sun 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: 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 -- 11:00am (winter); 9:30am (summer)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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Winter Break

A beautiful take-in. We had a private tour that was outstanding. All 4 of us were thrilled we went there. Non-sectarian, amazing art and design. This is a rare place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A beautiful take-in. We had a private tour that was outstanding. All 4 of us were thrilled we went there. Non-sectarian, amazing art and design. This is a rare place!

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Albany, New York
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The tour of the church included an explanation of all of the work and world wide talent that went into the beauty that was created. We unfortunately missed the organ recital the following day. If you like art and beautiful churches the tour is only about a half an hour and it is free.

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East Williston, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The organ concerts are not to be missed. They also have plays in the courtyard in the summer. The church is stunning and the acoustics are as well.

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Rosharon, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have never been to a place where the community was so into caring for people. They are very friendly and not in the scary church way that you get from other places. The sanctuary is very beautiful as is most of the grounds.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Looking for something to do that was a little different, I came across this on TA. We made online reservations for one of the scheduled tours. The starting place for the tour was the gift shop. When we arrived, about ten minutes before the starting time, there were four other people already waiting. We waited a few more minutes in... More 

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I was given a one-on-one tour by one of the sisters of the church. She was delightful, and provided a wealth of information. The church is absolutely stunning - not like any other church I've seen. The church was 10 years in the planning, and the end result clearly shows that effort. The art work is beautiful. From the brass... More 

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New York City, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Great find that we only came across via trip advisor recs! Thanks to y'all for that. Mosaics, frescoes, bronze works. All amazing. Def come for a tour and its right by the beach so u can get some great sunset shots too! And they sell items made on the premises like jams, mustards and granola too. Kinda neat.

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Boston
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Definitely make time to see this most interesting church....you will not see another one like it. Real frescoes and real mosaics....the whole church is stunning in every way. Indescribable. You will not believe this is exists where it is...surrounded by beautiful grounds. If you are truly lucky, there may be a concert scheduled when you are in town. Magnificent organ.... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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163 reviews 163 reviews
46 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

The organ demo is out of this world. Large gift shop. Amazing architecture and history of the bldgs. Don't get enough by just walking around. Need the guided tour. Beautiful area.

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Bradenton, Florida
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144 reviews 144 reviews
23 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We were delighted with the tour of this building and the story of this Community of Jesus -- an ecumenical community with celebate men, celebate women, singles and married couples, some with children. The building and the story of how it was designed is fantastic. Wish we could have stayed to hear the 12,000 plus pipe organ. I understand it... More 

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