June 13 - 17, 2017
Dog Training Workshop
Join the Monks of New Skete in this 3 day seminar.
Learn their philosophy on living with dogs.
5 - day workshop with the Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg
With or without your dog.
May 18 - 21, 2017
Art of Living with Your Dog Seminar
The Presentation of the Theotokos - November 21
The Nativity of Christ - December 25
3 - day retreat hosted by the Monks of New Skete and professional photographer Gail Haile.
May 04 - 07, 2017
Seeing with New Eyes: Photography Retreat
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.
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.
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.
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