Monastery of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite


Hamlet of Saint James
Long Island, NY

Appeal for Church Building Project

The Monastery of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite in Saint James, New York is asking both for your prayers and financial help over the next six months in order to build a church dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. An anonymous donor has generously offered to match all donations we receive…

Saint Basil the Great Catechetical School Announced

The Brotherhood of Saint Dionysios intends to found an educational institution attached to our Monastery in Saint James. This institution, called St. Basil the Great Catechetical School, will host classes and seminars that teach Eastern Orthodox Liturgics, Theology, and Aesthetics…

A Monastic Community
Under the Omophorion of Metropolitan Hilarion,
First-Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.

Service Schedule

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Saturday

8:00 AM – Matins
9:00 AM – Liturgy
7:00 PM – Great Vespers

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Sunday

9:00 AM – Matins
10:00 AM – Liturgy
No Vespers

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Monday

No Matins
7:00 PM – Vespers
Festal Liturgies as announced

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Tue – Fri

8:00 AM – Matins
7:00 PM – Vespers
Festal Liturgies as announced

From the Blog

Archimandrite John Reposes in the Lord

On Friday, July 31, while the Brotherhood chanted Matins in the Monastery chapel, our ever-memorable brother, our beloved Father John, reposed in the Lord after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. The future Archimandrite John was born Carl Theodor Erickson on January 5, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY to the family of Carl ... More »

Saint Basil the Great Catechetical School

The Brotherhood of Saint Dionysios intends to found an educational institution attached to the Monastery of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite located in Saint James, New York. This institution, called St. Basil the Great Catechetical School, will host classes and seminars that teach Eastern Orthodox Liturgics, Theology, and Aesthetics. Attached to the school will be a ... More »

Church Building Project

The Monastery of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite in Saint James, New York is asking both for your prayers and financial help over the next six months in order to build a church dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. An anonymous donor has generously offered to match all donations we receive for the building ... More »
Painting of St. Dionysios
Dionysius the Areopagite Converting the Pagan Philosophers, by Antoine Carone, 1570. Courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Our Patron

Saint Dionysios the Areopagite is famed for his conversion by St. Paul recorded in the book of Acts, Chapter 17, when St. Paul preaches on Mars Hill (in Greek, the Areopagus). St. Dionysios later became bishop of Athens, after his mentor, St. Hierotheos of Athens.

The Dionysian corpus of writings has been of paramount importance in the life of the Orthodox Church and in the writings of the Holy Fathers.

His writings recount the Dormition of the Theotokos, give us the teaching of apophatic theology, and of the celestial and ecclesiastical hierarchies. May our heavenly protector St. Dionysios protect and guide us in this new location and new home!