Welcome to New Skete Monasteries

In Peace

  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. 


Upcoming Events

December 03, 2017 - Free Concert

St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, Russia
2:00 pm

All are welcome to join us for an  afternoon of  Russian sacred music, starting from ancient songs of the Orthodox Church to works of little-known, but remarkable composers of the XVIII-XX centuries, as well as famous masters - D. Bortnjansky, P. Tchaikovsky, P. Tchesnokov, A. Gretchaninov, S. Rachmaninov, I. Stravinsky and others.   

Tour of Church Renovation

 New Skete’s Holy Transfiguration Temple (aka the “little church”) We are grateful to all those who have donated gifts to assist in the renovations on the Holy Transfiguration Temple. Work began in 2016 during our 50th Anniversary celebration and while we have raised $118,800 a shortfall of $281,200 remains to complete the necessary work. We ask you to consider a gift at this time to help enable us to reach our goal of $400,000 so that the church can once again welcome all.  Click here to help.

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A Peaceful Place, Visitors Welcome

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.  

New Skete Monasteries

Monks Monastery, 273 New Skete Lane, Cambridge, NY 12816 (518) 677-3928

Nuns Monastery, 345 Ashgrove Road, Cambridge, NY 12816 (518) 677-3810

Worship Hours

Sunday Matins - 9 am
Sunday Divine Liturgy - 10 am
Tuesday - Friday Matins - 7:15 am
Saturday Matins - 8 am
Tuesday - Saturday Vespers - 5 pm