Monastery of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite

Hamlet of Saint James
Long Island, NY

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

Service Schedule

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

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

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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

Fire and Water

Sermon delivered January 19, 2020 by Archimandrite Maximos We have today in the Gospel, quite a vision. The Lord Jesus Christ, the God-man, comes to the River Jordan. The River Jordan is only impressive in theology; in reality it’s a small muddy river, in a then-obscure province of the Roman Empire. And John the Baptist ... More »
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Mirrors of Love

Sermon delivered January 7, 2020 by Archimandrite Maximos In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Christ is born! Glorify Him! When preparing for sermons, you look at the writing of the Holy Fathers and they always begin a sermon on a Great Feast with a protestation of how ... More »

Make Ready

Sermon delivered December 29, 2019 by Archimandrite Maximos The king has called us to a great feast. He called out, he prepared a beautiful, overwhelming feast; imagine that scene: The finest banquet hall, decorated in the most beautiful possible way; every good and tasty thing, plates of gold, cups encrusted with jewels; this amazing, perfect ... 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!