Monastery 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 »

First Patronal Feast

First Annual Patronal Feast

The Monks are thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ and His Most-Holy Mother and Saint Dionysios the Areopagite… for allowing our Brotherhood to have a sense of belonging, permanence, and hope for the future here in this place. On Tuesday, October 3/16, 2018, we were all blessed to take part in the first feast day … More »

First Sunday at Monastery

First Sunday at New Monastery

Through the mercy of God, the Brotherhood of the Monastery of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite celebrated its first Sunday Divine Liturgy on March 18, 2018 — the fourth Sunday of Great Lent and the day on which the Church celebrates the memory of our Holy Father among the Saints John Climacos (of the Ladder). The celebration … More »

Metropolitan Hilarion Blessing Home

Blessing of New Home

On Wednesday, March 7th, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of ROCOR travelled to Saint James, Long Island, New York, to bless the new home of the Brotherhood of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite. Metropolitan Hilarion blessed the many rooms of the Monastery, together with Abbot Maximos, singing “O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.” At … More »

Open House

Open House for Parishioners

On Sunday, March 4th, the new location of the Monastery of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite was open to parishioners of our local community and pilgrims visiting from afar. All were given a tour of the Brotherhood’s new home, a home originally built by Timothy Smith, and called “Timothy House” after him. It seems fitting that … More »

Visit to Baylor

Second Visit to Baylor

By the Grace of God, through the kind invitation of our friends and family among the faculty at Baylor University, and with the fraternal support of Fr. Theodore and his parishioners at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Waco, Texas, Archimandrite Maximos, Hieromonk Silouan and Hierodeacon Parthenios were able to visit and speak once again … More »