Sunday, 20 May marks the end of the Monastic Internship Program for this academic year, and we will be saying farewell and Godspeed to our three interns: Amy, Lydia, and Nathan. Please join us that Sunday – in person or in prayer – in expressing our gratitude for the gift of their presence over the last nine months.
Due to the disruption caused by the Boston Calling Music Festival last year, the Chapel will be closed during this year’s event on the weekend of 25 – 28 May. The Chapel will be closed from after the Eucharist on Friday, 25 May until Morning Prayer on Tuesday, 29 May, We will however be open on Sunday, 27 May for the Eucharist at 9:00 AM.
This week, the Brothers were delighted to once again welcome to the Monastery a group of middle school students from the Hilltop Montessori School in Brattleboro, VT. The students learned about the monastic life from Br. David and then joined the community for our 5:30 p.m. Eucharist. We wish the students a wonderful close to their school year and thank them for sharing their day with us.
The Brothers have been heartened and encouraged by all those who shared comments and responses to SSJE’s recent offering, Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John. We value your feedback! If you’d like to respond to a quick survey about your experience with the Lenten offering, we would be so grateful to hear about your experience. Click here to access the survey >
We will be celebrating our annual patronal festival, The Feast of St. John, the Beloved Disciple, on Saturday, 5 May at 11:00 AM. Our Guest Preacher that day will be The Reverend Bobbi Patterson, a longtime friend of the Society and member of the Fellowship of Saint John. During the Eucharist we will be receiving new members into the Fellowship. Following the service we will host our annual garden party and luncheon. All are welcome! No need to RSVP. Please invite someone who doesn’t yet know the monastery to join you that day.
The next Tuesday Soup and Bread Supper following the 5:30 PM Eucharist will be on Tuesday, 10 April. Please plan on joining us for a simple soup and bread supper with informal conversation, after the Eucharist and invite some friends to join you. It’s a great way to introduce people to the Monastery.
Each day of Holy Week offers a fresh invitation to engage with this most sacred season. Click here to find a resource page for each day of Holy Week. We hope these selections of music, sermons, videos, and photographs will help you pray along the road to Calvary and the Empty Tomb. Praying Holy Week >
The Guesthouse and Chapel will be closed from after Evening Prayer on Easter Day (1 April) until before Evening Prayer on the Saturday in Easter Week (7 April). There will be no public liturgies that week (including on Tuesday). We will re-open the Chapel in time for Evening Prayer on Saturday, 7 April.