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.
Like people the world over, our animal “quarantine– mates,” need to be blessed– this year especially! Unfortunately, we will not be holding our Animal Blessing event at New Skete in 2020, however, we will indeed be praying and blessing your pets and all animals, as we observe the feast of St. Francis on October 4th.
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