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.

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
12:30 Noonday Prayer
6:00 Evening Prayer
8:30 Compline

 

Schedule Change: 11-12 December

December 10, 2018

The next community retreat day is Wednesday, 12 December. On our retreat day, the liturgical schedule is abbreviated. We do not pray Compline the night before (11 December), or Morning Prayer or Compline on the retreat day itself. We do celebrate the Eucharist and pray Evening Prayer (at 12:30 PM and 6:00 PM respectively).

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Christmastide at the Monastery, 2018-19

Major Services

2018 Service Schedule

The audio book, The Twelve Days of Christmas, is read by Br. Curtis Almquist and accompanied by carols sung by the Brothers.

To listen to the Introduction chapter click here >

Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve

6:00 pm           Evensong of Christmas Eve
9:30 pm           Musical Prelude
10:00 pm         Holy Eucharist of Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 25
Christmas Day

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

Wednesday, December 26

No public worship

Thursday, December 27

No public worship

Friday, December 28
St. Stephen

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

Saturday, December 29
St. John the Evangelist

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

Sunday, December 30

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

Monday, December 31

No public worship

Tuesday, January 1
Holy Name

10:00 am         Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm           Evening Prayer

Wednesday, January 2
Holy Innocents

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

Thursday, January 3

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

Friday, January 4

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

Saturday, January 5

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

Sunday, January 6
The Epiphany of Our Lord

9:00 am           Holy Eucharist
4:00 pm           Evensong of the Epiphany

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.”