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Church of the Transfiguration

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ABC - a beautiful church

And so much more. Call to verify the times of a docent-led tour and try to overlap with a midday... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
San Francisco
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An Architectural Surprise

Quite simply, one of the most beautiful churches you will ever see. The fact that it is located in... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Cohasset, Massachusetts
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The Church of the Transfiguration is the center of Community of Jesus - an ecumenical Benedictine monastic community located at Rock Harbor on the shores of Cape Cod Bay. The Community follows a daily rhythm of prayer including Eucharist and Liturgy...more
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5 Bay View Dr, Orleans, MA 02653-2206
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

And so much more. Call to verify the times of a docent-led tour and try to overlap with a midday service when the antiphonal Gregorian chant anchors the service. The sister who led our tour was so helpful in explaining monastic life and the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Quite simply, one of the most beautiful churches you will ever see. The fact that it is located in a lovely fishing village on the outskirts of Orleans on Cape Cod came to me as a delightful surprise, for the Church of the Transfiguration was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We stayed here as part of a bell ringing camp and were hosted so amazingly well with generosity and kindness. The location is right on the beach and is so peaceful. Recommend for a retreat stay when you are in need of peace or to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Juliarachel
Management response:Responded 13 August 2018

It was a pleasure for all of us to host the bell ringing group. We've met so many bellringers from all parts of the country - a privilege for us. Thank you for your recommendation of our site as a retreat location!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Regardless of religious beliefs and convictions the Church of the Transfiguration is a beautiful edifice. From the natural woods to the mosaics and the frescos the facility is absolutely beautiful. For many in our group it was inspiring. Taking the tour is highly recommended as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tvmt
Management response:Responded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your review and recommendations about the Church of the Transfiguration tours and organ demonstrations! We are so glad that your time with us was an inspiration to many in your group. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 27 July 2018

I read about this place, and it was breathtaking. The art and music were so moving. We stayed for the 15-minute prayer service, and it was really inspiring, especially the choirs. Go there!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aristotle P
Management response:Responded 27 July 2018

Thank you, Aristotle for your review! We're so glad that you were moved and inspired by your visit.

Reviewed 20 July 2018

My family took the tour knowing nothing about this place. While the church building is impressive and the grounds are very nice, the “Community of Jesus” is pretty clearly a controlling cult based on our experience. During the tour I asked some simple questions about...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The mosaics on the altar floor of the church are simply beautiful! The church has a Skinner Organ and there is a demonstration given almost every Friday at 3:30. Check the schedule before you go to be sure tours will be available. Many weeks the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Al_Washicko
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this because it was recommended to us and the artwork in this very young church is amazing. It is a church of an ecumenical faith and upon visiting the bookstore we found someone to give us a quick tour. The church is spectacular...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank RJK_Chicago
Management response:Responded 8 June 2018

So glad that you were able to visit and received a tour! Thank you for your great review and for helping us to spread the word!

Reviewed 31 May 2018

We toured this church with its Gothic Revival architecture at 3 PM on a Friday so that we could take advantage of the organ demonstration that was available immediately following it.. As if the tour of the church with its amazing tile work would not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KimberlyJ1301
Management response:Responded 1 June 2018

Hi Kimberly — We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour and organ demonstration! Thank you for your review, and perhaps we'll see you again sometime and you will be able to attend a service.

Reviewed 1 May 2018

A trip to Cape Cod is not complete until you visit the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA. The church is spectacular from the Mosaic Apse at the east end to the Oculus window and huge Bronze doors at the west end. There is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Camie F
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12 December 2018|
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Response from Aristotle P | Reviewed this property |
I thought they were Catholic, but I was corrected when asked. They identify as "Ecumenical."