Welcome to the Society of Saint John the Evangelist

The Monastery Chapel opens each day before Morning Prayer and remains open through Compline at the close of the night. We invite you to make use of the Chapel as a sanctuary of quiet, a space for you to pray and ponder. We also invite you to join the Brothers in our daily round of prayer and worship.

Christmastide Schedule

Sunday
6:30 Morning Prayer
9:00 Holy Eucharist
12:30 Noonday Prayer
4:00 Evening Prayer

Monday
No public worship. (Brothers’ Sabbath)

Tuesday
6:00 Morning Prayer
12:30 Noonday Prayer
5:30 Holy Eucharist
8:30 Compline

Wednesday
6:00 Morning Prayer
12:30 Holy Eucharist
6:00 Evening Prayer
8:30 Compline

Thursday – Saturday
6:00 Morning Prayer
8:00 Holy Eucharist (New time)
12:30 Noonday Prayer
6:00 Evening Prayer
8:30 Compline

 

Saturday Evening Prayer

December 14, 2017

Evening Prayer has often been described as one of the glories of Anglicanism. The community sings Evening Prayer at 6:00 PM on Saturday evenings. During Advent there are special hymns, and antiphons for the psalms and the Magnificat (Song of Mary), which reflect the season.

Why not make attending Saturday Evening Prayer one of the ways in which you prepare for Christmas?

See the Christmas Schedule >

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Please Note: The Monastery Chapel will be closed on these weeks.
2018: January 23-28, April 3-7, May 25-27, June 5-10 and for the month of August.

Christmastide at the Monastery, 2017-18

Major Services

Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve

9:00 am           Holy Eucharist (Advent IV)
6:00 pm           Evensong of Christmas Eve
9:30 pm           Musical Prelude
10:00 pm         Holy Eucharist of Christmas Eve

Monday, December 25
Christmas Day

10:00 am         Holy Eucharist of Christmas Day
5:00 pm           Evensong of Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 26

No public worship

Wednesday, December 27
St. Stephen

12:30 pm         Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm           Evening Prayer

Thursday, December 28
St. John the Evangelist

8:00 am           Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm           Evening Prayer

Friday, December 29
Holy Innocents

8:00 am           Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm           Evening Prayer

Saturday, December 30

8:00 am           Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm           Evening Prayer

Sunday, December 31
First Sunday after Christmas

9:00 am           Holy Eucharist
4:00 pm           Evening Prayer

Monday, January 1
Holy Name

9:00 am           Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, January 2

5:30 pm           Holy Eucharist 

Wednesday, January 3

12:30 pm         Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm           Evening Prayer

Thursday, January 4

8:00 am           Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm           Evensong

Friday, January 5

8:00 am           Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm           First Evensong of Epiphany

Saturday, January 6
The Epiphany of Our Lord

8:00 am           Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm           Evensong of the Epiphany

Sunday, January 7
The Baptism of Our Lord

9:00 am           Holy Eucharist
4:00 pm           Evening Prayer

About the Daily Office


The Brothers’ worship schedule, what has traditionally been called the “Daily Office,” is described in the SSJE Rule of Life as:

“...a sustained act of union with Christ by which we participate in his unceasing offering of love to the Father. In reciting the psalms, singing canticles and hymns, proclaiming the divine word in Scripture, or lifting our voices in prayer, we are to enter more and more into the mind, heart, and will of Christ, and to be borne up by the Spirit in him to the Father.

"Our praying of the psalter, which is the heart of the Daily Office, takes us ever deeper into the mystery of the incarnation; the psalms give voice to the whole range of human experience which Christ has embraced and redeemed as the Savior of the world. As we sing and chant deep levels of our being are involved; our hearts are lifted up in greater exultation. And music enhances our worship with riches inherited from many ages.”

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