Monastery Feast & Ordination

On Thursday the 15th and Friday the 16th of October, the feast of the Holy Hieromartyr Dionysius the Areopagite, the Brotherhood of St. Dionysios in St. James, NY, began the celebration of their third annual patronal feast day. The festivities commenced at the start of All-Night Vigil on Thursday evening, with the arrival of Mother … More »

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 »

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 »

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 »