Events at New Skete

Open House

June 2, 2018
Annual Open House in conjunction with the Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival 


August 11, 2018

Annual Summer Festival including guest speaker, guided hike, tours, festival food, and more

Blessing of the Animals

September 29, 2018
All and the animals they love are welcome!
Annual celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis

ForceFree Method Workshop

June 12 - 16, 2018
Five day workshop for any or dog owner or dog trainer.  Learn from Brother Christopher and Marc Goldberg.

Open House

June 02, 2018

10 am to 3 pm Chapel Community Bake Sale and Light Lunch Fare
10 am to 4 pm Gift Shops Open

11 am and 1 pm Church Tours

11:30 am to 1 pm Cheesecake Bakery Tours (Nuns' Monastery, 343 Ashgrove Road, Cambridge)
2 pm Puppy Socializing Demonstration
3 pm Dog Training Demonstration
5 pm Vespers - Evening Church Service with Vigil (All are welcome to attend.)

Chapel Community Bake Sale

Delicious baked goods baked by members of the chapel community.   Slices of the Nuns' of New Skete Cheesecake.  Light lunch fare.

Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival

After the Open House, the Chapel Community moves the bake sale to the Village of Cambridge to take part in the "Taste of Cambridge" block party.  Slices of the Nuns' of New Skete Cheesecake are available.


August 11, 2018

We invite you to be a part of the celebration at the Annual New Skete Pilgrimage.

Tour of Holy Wisdom Temple
Monastery in Our Midst Presentation
Guest Speaker -  Alexei Krindatch with the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America
"Singing an Old Song in a New World. How Orthodox Christian Churches Contribute to America’s Diverse Religious Landscape."
Guided Hike
Iconography Demonstration

Festival Food

Greek and Lebanese food available for purchase.  Chapel Community Bake Sale.  Slices of the Nuns of New Skete Cheesecake for purchase.


AM Festal Matins
Divine Liturgy
PM Vigil with Healing Service

Blessing of the Animals

September 29, 2018

In Celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis.

Arrival begins at 2:00 PM, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the grounds, have a photo taken with one of the brothers and learn about New Skete.  Blessing of the Animals Service is at 3:30 PM.  Light refreshments of the season to follow. 

All and the animals they love are welcome!

All animals must be on a leash or in a secure pen at all times for the safety of participants and other animals.When not able to bring an animal, bring a photo of the animal or an endangered species in the wild.