We welcome you to join us in the Chapel throughout the day for worship and private prayer, and online. The Chapel opens before Morning Prayer and closes after Compline (Tuesday – Saturday), and before Morning Prayer and after Evening Prayer on Sundays.

Worship Schedule

Sunday
7:00 Morning Prayer
9:00 Holy Eucharist*
12:15 Noonday Prayer
4:00 Second Evensong*

Monday
No public worship.
(Brother’ Sabbath) 

Tuesday
7:00 Morning Prayer
12:15 Noonday Prayer
6:00 Holy Eucharist*
8:30 Compline*

Wednesday - Friday
7:00 Morning Prayer
12:15 Holy Eucharist
6:00 Evening Prayer*
8:30 Compline*

Saturday
7:00 Morning Prayer
9:00 Holy Eucharist
12:15 Noonday Prayer
6:00 First Evensong*
8:30 Compline*

*Also livestreamed 

 

Upcoming Worship Schedule Changes

On Tuesday, July 2, the community will begin a new worship schedule. This schedule seeks to maintain the regular rhythms of monastic prayer and worship, marking the hours of the day, while also making it easier for people to join us. Morning Prayer is later, and Holy Eucharist is offered at different times of day throughout the week. In addition, we will periodically offer evening festal celebrations of the Holy Eucharist, which will be livestreamed, followed by a communal meal.

Services marked with an asterisk (*) will be livestreamed.

Tuesday

7:00 AM       Morning Prayer

12:15 PM      Noonday Prayer

6:00 PM        Holy Eucharist*

8:30 PM        Compline*

Wednesday—Friday

7:00 AM       Morning Prayer

12:15 PM      Holy Eucharist

6:00 PM        Evening Prayer*

8:30 PM        Compline*

Saturday

7:00 AM       Morning Prayer

9:00 AM       Holy Eucharist

12:15 PM      Noonday Prayer

6:00 PM        First Evensong of Sunday*

8:30 PM        Compline*

Sunday

7:00 AM       Morning Prayer

9:00 AM       Holy Eucharist*

12:15 PM      Noonday Prayer

4:00 PM        Second Evensong of Sunday*

We require all who attend chapel services to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Masks are optional for those attending services in the chapel. Extra masks are always available at the back of the chapel near the organ.

Livestream

Please note, evening prayer contains long silences and pauses. We recommend the use of headphones for the best experience. There is a Full Screen option in lower right of the video below.

Order of Service

Psalms for Evening Prayer

A full order of service for Evening Prayer can be found at right. Hymns from The Hymnal 1982 will be announced.

Saturday
Psalm: 33
Sunday
9:00am Holy Eucharist. See order of service below.

4:00pm Evensong.
Psalms: 110, 113, 130, 117
Monday
Brothers’ Sabbath. No public worship.
Tuesday
5:30pm Holy Eucharist. See order of service below.
Wednesday
Psalms: 97, 98, 99
Thursday
Psalms: 93, 102
Friday
No public worship
 

Life Together

Day after day, we Brothers sit in the conference rooms of our guesthouses listening to people speak about their lives. Not many come to us struggling with questions of faith. Instead they come struggling with questions of life: how should I live?

We Brothers of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist have discovered our own answers in this life, devoted to the love of God through prayer, mission, and ministry. The heart of our life together as Brothers is prayer, and we delight in sharing our daily worship with congregations at the Monastery in Cambridge and at Emery House in West Newbury, as well as with thousands of others through our website and in the places we encounter them through our travels.

Some people might look at monks – in our habits, in our beautiful chapels echoing with the ancient tones of chanting – and think that we are some relic of the past, a reminder of a bygone time. But I think that the opposite is true: monasteries are places of transformation, which help us build the future. We hope that SSJE can be such a place, for the Church and the world.

At a time when the religious life is in decline in North America and in Europe, we are blessed with new vocations. There are still people who believe that it is worthwhile to live a life of intensity which has as its chief purpose the pure love of God. We hope that you will get to know us and join us in our life’s mission: to love God above all else and, in turn, invite others to experience that same love.

The Ordo

2023:24 Ordo

The Ordo of the Daily Office and Holy Eucharist. Advent 2023 through Advent 2024 (Year 2 and Year B)

Compiled and edited by Jonathan Maury, SSJE