Saint Nektarios Monastery was founded and established in January 1999 by the reverend Elder Ephraim with the blessing of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The purpose of the Monastery is to provide a spiritual setting wherein worship and doxology of the Holy Trinity can take place ceaselessly by the resident monks; to be a luminous example of virtue and holy conduct for the faithful; and to preserve the sacred traditions of the Orthodox Church and transmit them to the ensuing generations.
"Man, his days are as grass; like a flower in the field, this is how he will wither” (Ps. 102:13), states the divinely inspired prophet David. A wildflower that blossoms in a field is exposed to many dangers: the sun beats down on it, people step on it, animals graze on it, fire consumes it, water wilts it, the wind beats it, and ultimately it shrivels up, decomposes, and disappears.READ MORE
Nativity of Our Lord
Chanted by the fathers of the monastery
Λόγω τῆς πανδημίας τοῦ COVID-19, τὸ Μοναστήρι μας θὰ δέχεται ἕναν ὁρισμένο ἀριθμὸ ἐπισκεπτῶν, σύμφωνα μέ τίς ὑποδείξεις τῆς πολιτείας τῆς Νέας Υόρκης καί τίς ὁδηγίες τῆς Ελληνικῆς Ορθοδόξου Αρχιεπισκοπῆς Αμερικῆς. Ἐὰν ἐπιθυμεῖτε νὰ παρακολουθήσετε τὶς Χριστουγεννιάτικες Ἀκολουθίες παρακαλεῖσθε ὅπως ἐπικοινωνήσετε μαζί μας ἐκ τῶν προτέρων, καὶ ἐπιπλέον θὰ χρειαστεῖ νὰ ἔχετε ἀρνητικό τέστ COVID.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monastery is accepting a limited number of visitors, in accordance to New York State Executive Orders and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America guidelines. Anyone wishing to attend the Christmas services must contact us in advance to make arrangements, and additionally will need to have a negative Covid test.