We hope that you find your visit to our website informative and peaceful. Our Eastern Orthodox monastery, located in Cambridge, New York, was founded in 1966.
As Orthodox Christians, it is our passionate desire to live the monastic life and to worship authentically and intensely. New Skete’s entire history has been characterized, in the midst of supporting ourselves, by our efforts to translate the essentials of early Christian monasticism to an American culture capable of transforming us today. This has entailed pursuing the knowledge needed to foster a spirit of healthy simplicity. We achieve this by studying Sacred Scripture, Monastic and Liturgical History and by being open to the difficulties and yearnings of our contemporaries.
Pilgrimage is at the Heart of Our Lives
Although we made the difficult decision to not host an in-person pilgrimage this year, we are preparing ways to celebrate with you virtually.
Mark your calendar for August 8th.
We will start the day with a service "A Glimpse of Tabor: Celebrating the Feast of Transfiguration at New Skete." This video will feature chants and music, along with photos and video clips of church services.
At 1 pm, we will post a video by Brother Christopher, “On Being a Pilgrim” and he will describe his experience of walking on pilgrimage last fall in Italy.
Later in the month we will present a panel discussion on making a spiritual pilgrimage during the pandemic.
This fall we will create a series of "day in our lives" videos. You will be able to follow some of our daily prayers, work, and recreation.
Videos will be posted on here, on the home page of this website, and then moved to the events page for later viewing.
Located on the gentle slope of Two-Top mountain [el. 1,743 ft.], you will find the churches of New Skete, Emmaus Guest House, the dog kennels, and the monks' monastery. Nearby, you will find the nuns' monastery along with their cheesecake bakery. Peace and tranquility are part of the setting as well as part of life at New Skete.
Monks Monastery, 273 New Skete Lane, Cambridge, NY 12816 (518) 677-3928
9:00 am Matins – Holy Wisdom Church
10:00 am Divine Liturgy – Holy Wisdom Church (followed by coffee hour, all are welcome.)
Tuesday - Saturday
7:15 am Matins – Transfiguration Temple (small church) Tuesday through Friday (except on Feast Days)
8:00 am Matins – Transfiguration Temple (small church) Saturday
5:00 pm Vespers – Holy Wisdom Church Tuesday through Saturday