Toronto, Canada| 416-226-2201|convent@ssjd.ca

COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE
The Guest House and Convent remain closed until the civil government and the church have assured us we may open and until we can be confident that we are protecting our more vulnerable sisters. Most of our Fall retreats have been re-designed as on-long retreats. The description below will apply AFTER we open again.

As a contemporary monastic community, we have a daily rhythm of prayer. Guests are encouraged to join the Sisters in the Chapel of St. John for Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline (night prayer), and the daily Eucharist. The chapel is also available for private prayer when not in use by a group. Here is our usual weekly schedule. Occasionally times of prayer change for special circumstances. If you want to be sure, phone the Guest House at 416-226-2201 ext. 305.

SUNDAYS
8:00 Holy Eucharist
12:00 Contemplative Mid-day Office
5:00 Evensong

MONDAYS – Sisters’ Grace Days – No Worship in Chapel

OTHER DAYS
8:30 Morning Prayer
12:00 Holy Eucharist
5:00 Evensong
8:10 Compline (Night Prayer) – Except Saturdays

Ordo

Calendar of Saints’ Days and Special Observances in our Worship

Homilies & Worship News

Recent homilies are posted to the Homilies Blog

Music

The Sisters have a rich liturgical and musical tradition, which has grown into an eclectic worship style drawing on traditional monastic plainchant, Anglican choral music, new forms of chant (e.g. Taizé, and Iona), contemporary hymn writers (including several of our own sisters), and contemporary worship music. Most of our music is accompanied by piano or organ.

Chapel Organ

Our organ, engineered and built in 2006 by Halbert Gober of Elora, Ont., is a fully-mechanical tracker-action

Organ Specifications

MANUAL I   MANUAL II   PEDAL  
Principal 8′ Viola da Gamba 8′ Bourdon 16′  
Bourdon 8′ Stopt Diapason 8’    
Octave 4′ Recorder 4′    
Fifteenth 2′ Fife 2′    
Cornet III * Trumpet 8′