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

 

Holy Week at the Monastery

March 9, 2018
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday – March 25 6:30 am – Morning Prayer 9:00 am – Blessing of Palms & Holy Eucharist 12:30 pm – Noonday Prayer 4:00 pm – Evening Prayer Monday in Holy Week – March 26 The chapel is closed. Tuesday in Holy Week – March 27 6:00 am – Morning Prayer 12:30 pm – Noonday Prayer 5:30 pm – Holy Eucharist Wednesday in Holy Week – March 28 6:00 am – Morning Prayer 12:30 pm – Holy Eucharist 7:30 pm – Tenebrae Thursday in Holy Week – March 29 6:00 am – Morning Prayer 12:30 pm – Noonday Prayer 7:30 pm – Holy Eucharist with Foot-washing 9:00 pm-7:00 am – Watch before the Reserved Sacrament Good Friday – March 30 7:30 am – Morning Prayer 3:00-4:30 pm – Reconciliation of Penitents (Individual confessions heard in the chapel) 7:30 pm – Liturgy of the Passion and Holy Communion Holy Saturday – March 31 7:30 am – Morning Prayer 12:30 pm – Liturgy of the Word 6:00 pm – Evening Prayer Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day – April 1 4:30 am – The Great Vigil of Easter 10:00 am – Holy Eucharist 1:00 pm – Noonday Prayer 5:00 pm – Evening Prayer

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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.”