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

Third Visit to Baylor University

Third Visit to Baylor

Starting on Wednesday, November 13, Abbot Maximos, together with Hierodeacons Parthenios and Vasilios, spoke at Baylor University Chapel to a combined total of about 4,000 freshmen. The Fathers discussed the life and writings of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite (Acts 17), the liturgical life of the New Covenant, and deification as the goal of the “Good ... More »
Painting of the Widow's Son by Blake

Arise and Walk

Sermon delivered October 20, 2019 by Archimandrite Maximos The Lord encountered this sad scene of a young man being brought from the city for burial; a young man, we can assume, probably in his late teens. And the widow is deeply upset, obviously. The Lord takes compassion; He touches the bier, and He says to ... More »
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 »
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!