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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.

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

No public worship. (Brothers’ Sabbath)

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

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


Thursday Prayer Group: Praying with T.S. Eliot

January 29, 2018

There are still a few spaces available in our upcoming Thursday Prayer Group: “At the Still Point in the Turning World”: Praying with T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets

Meets Thursday evenings (6:45-8:20 pm) – February 15 & 22; March 1 & 8.
Monastery Guesthouse Common Room
Leader: Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE

T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets can be read as a charter for Christian contemplative life in the modern world, a vision for all who seek to balance silence and words, stillness and loving service in the way of Christ. Through shared silence and deep attention to the spiritual motives in its authorship, we’ll explore this master poem as a doorway into the mystery of God.

Limited to 10 participants with ability to commit to all sessions.

To join this prayer group please contact the Guesthouse Manager by e-mail at guesthouse@ssje.org



The Ordo Advent 2019 through Advent 2020

The Ordo of the Daily Office and Holy Eucharist. Advent 2019 through Advent 2020 ( Year 2 & Year A ) Compiled and edited by Jonathan Maury, SSJE

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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