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

Painting of the Unforgiving Servant by Domenico Fetti

The Unforgiving Servant

Sermon delivered September 1, 2019 by Archimandrite Maximos This Gospel today, the parable of the ten thousand talents, on the surface is relatively simple. We see this man who owes this unfathomably large amount of money. Ten thousand talents is a vast treasure; you can say a million or a billion, you can substitute in ... More »
The bier of the Mother of God decorated with flowers

Dormition 2019

On August 28, the Brotherhood celebrated the Feast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. The Brotherhood was joined by the lay faithful to celebrate the Divine Liturgy; Archimandrite Maximos gave the homily. Fr. Maximos preached on the significance of the icon of the falling asleep of the Mother of ... More »
Father Cornelius in Church

Monk Cornelius Reposes

On Tuesday, October 30, Monk Cornelius (Mattei) of the Monastery of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite in Saint James, NY, reposed in the Lord. He was 68 years old. Fr. Cornelius was born Raúl Antonio Mattei, the oldest of six children, to the late Reverend Raúl Herminio and Antonia Castillo Mattei, in Ponce, PR, on October ... 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!