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.
Our purpose in life is to become perfect and holy. It is to become children of God and to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. Let usbe careful, lest we are deprived of the future life due to this present life; lest we disregard the purpose of our life due to worldly cares and concerns.
Fasting, vigil, and prayer on their own are incapable of giving rise to the desired fruits of virtue, because they are not in themselves our goal in life; rather, they are the means for us to attain the goal.
Apolytikion of Saint Nektarios
First Mode Chanted by the fathers of the monastery
Logical Reasoning and Scientific Evidence Refuting Evolution
Saint Nektarios Greek Orthodox Monastery
100 Anawanda Lake Road, Roscoe, NY 12776
Tel: (845) 482-2185 Fax: (607) 498-5468