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.

Art of Living with Your Dog

May 10 to 13, 2018
Join the Monks of New Skete as they share their philosophy on living with dogs.

Iconography Workshop

Iconography workshop student.

September 25 to 29, 2018
Hosted by the Monks and Nuns of New Skete, instructed by Philip Davydov from Sacred Murals Studio in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Open House

June 02, 2018

Annual Open House
tour of Holy Wisdom Church
Nuns' Cheesecake Bakery tour
Dog Training Demonstration

Chapel Community Bake

Delicious baked goods baked by members of the chapel community.  Plants and fresh cut flowers.  Slices of the Nuns' of New Skete Cheesecake.

Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival

After the Open House, the Chapel Community move 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
Talk on Monastic Life at New Skete
Guest Speaker
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 30, 2017

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.