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Church Of The Transfiguration

Orleans, MA, USA
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About Church Of The Transfiguration
Free Tours Daily (closed Wednesdays). Evening Vespers 5:30 PM; Sunday Eucharist 10:00 AM The Church of the Transfiguration rises from the shores of Cape Cod Bay, at historic Rock Harbor in Orleans. This contemporary expression of an ancient 4th century style of architecture combines hand-crafted mosaic and fresco, stone, bronze, and glass sculpture to recount the story of salvation. 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. The Church of the Transfiguration rests at the heart of the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical monastic community in the Benedictine tradition. Docent-led tours are available Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesday) from 10 AM - 5 PM, and Sundays following Eucharist. Visit Priory Books & Gifts for a wide selection of books, Bibles, handcrafted gifts, CD's, candles, quilts, and jewelry.
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first-tymer wrote a review Aug 2021
Allendale, New Jersey240 contributions119 helpful votes
Very interesting and beautiful church and grounds. Took the tour with a very knowledgeable docent who also was part of the community. They have about 25 brothers living on the grounds and a convent with about 60 nuns. The attention to detail in the building of the church is astounding. Everything in the church is related to particular sections of the Bible and tells a story. The bell tower actually has individual bells and ropes to ring them in a certain order after services. Worth a visit.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Travelingover50 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sandwich, Massachusetts1092 contributions152 helpful votes
One of my very favorite places in Orleans. Poised by the very breathtaking rock harbor beach.. this church is a work of art by itself. Ask for a tour! It’s amazing and free! Stop in the shop where a lot of the goods are made by the people living in the community there. They often hold functions and activities on the grounds as well. It’s a magnificent, uplifting place to visit, be and wander through! Don’t miss it!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ChathamMass wrote a review Feb 2020
Chatham, Massachusetts457 contributions87 helpful votes
A visit to the magnificent Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans - this building rivals some of the most impressive cathedrals in the world (in my opinion) and quietly blends into the peaceful community of Rock Harbor, Orleans, Ma. From the waterfall of gold on glass, to the electrifying frescos and meticulous detail throughout the building and community, this amazing place is well worth a visit. Their gift shop offers a variety of locally crafted goods and helps complete your experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LHOVancouver wrote a review Nov 2019
Vancouver, Canada988 contributions401 helpful votes
Visited friends who live nearby and had a chance to the hourly tour. Wonderful art affirms the Liturgical Theological connections. Guests may also stay at the Guest House and enjoy catered food and fellowship. The Sisters/Brothers take Oaths of Simplicity and beyond. Amazing commitments for their faith. God bless and enjoy!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Alice C wrote a review Sep 2019
Toledo, Ohio58 contributions32 helpful votes
We stopped here for the vespers. A delightful community member showed us what we needed to observe and to participate. If you haven't experienced Gregorian Chants in person, then make sure this is on your list of things to see.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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