50th Anniversary Concert
Violinist - Kevin Lawrence
Cellist - Rhonda Rider
Liturgical music from the Monasteries of New Skete performed by the Battenkill Chorale

Free - Good Will Offering

July 14 - 17, 2016

New Skete is a religious community of men and women dedicated to monastic life in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

​The Monastic life has but one rule, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and one goal, that we each attain the end for which we are created.

50th Anniversary

Monastic Life

Our Mission


Open House
In conjunction with the Cambridge Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Church and bakery tours, puppy and dog training demonstrations, concert.

​Free Event 

June 04, 2016

Becoming a Brother or Sister
​Monastic Internships


Art of Living with Your Dog Seminar
3-day seminar at New Skete Monastery.  

Introduction to the New Skete philosophy of living with dogs.
​Registration required.

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.  

A Peaceful Place

 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.

In Peace


June 04, 2016

On-line Gift Shop

Monastery Gift Shops

Monks' 12:30 to 4:00 
Tuesday through Saturday and 
by appointment

Nuns' 12:30 to 4:00
Tuesday through Saturday