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.

Monastic Life


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.

Feast of the Encounter January 29

Sunday Services at 10 AM

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

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

5 - day workshop with the Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg

With or without your dog.

3 - day retreat hosted by the Monks of New Skete and professional photographer Gail Haile. 

 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.

Becoming a Brother or Sister
​Monastic Internships


Winter Retreat Worship Schedule

May 04 - 07, 2017

Seeing with New Eyes: Photography Retreat

In Peace

May 18 - 21, 2017
Art of Living with Your Dog Seminar