Schedule of special services for the Advent and Christmas seasons and beyond…
November 30th: 5:00pm – Advent begins at vespers. We wait and prepare for the greatest gift of all: God With Us.
December 17: 5:00pm – At vespers we begin the “O” Antiphons, counting down to Christmas Eve.
December 24: 5:00pm – 1st Vespers of The Nativity
11:30pm – Matins of The Nativity leading into Christmas “Midnight Mass” followed by a party in the refectory – everyone is welcome (the monks will provide all the food and drinks)
December 25: 9:10am – Lauds of The Nativity leading into Christmas Day Mass
December 26: 5:00pm – Benediction and Vespers
January 1: 8:30am – Holy Eucharist celebrating the naming and circumcision of Jesus eight days after His birth
January 6: 8:30am – Holy Eucharist celebrating the arrival of the Wise Men and the revealing of Jesus to all people
5:00pm – Benediction and Vespers
January 12: 8:30am – Holy Eucharist celebrating the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist (water will be blessed at this service; guests are welcome to take some home with them)
February 2: 8:30am – Holy Eucharist celebrating the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Purification of Mary after childbirth
All are welcome. If you receive communion in your own church, you are most welcome to do so here.
Saint Gregory’s Abbey is the home of a community of men living under the Rule of Saint Benedict within the Episcopal Church. The center of the monastery’s life is the Abbey Church, where God is worshiped in the daily round of Eucharist, Divine Office, and private prayer.
Also offered to God are the monks’ daily manual work, study and correspondence, ministry to guests, and occasional outside engagements.