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.
The Orthodox Church uses hymnology and chanting during its divine services. This practice is rooted in the Holy Scriptures, and modeled after the example of the heavenly angels who ceaselessly offer hymns of praise to God.
The prophet Isaiah, during a vision, saw angels chanting, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts” (Isaiah 6:3).
Apolytikion of the Ascension
Fourth Mode 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. Παρακαλεῖσθε ὅπως ἐπικοινωνήσετε μαζί μας κάθε φορὰ ποὺ θὰ θέλατε νὰ μᾶς ἐπισκεφθεῖτε, γιὰ νὰ σᾶς ποῦμε ἂν δύνασθε νὰ ἔρθετε. Θὰ τηρεῖται προτεραιότητα στὴν προσέλευση.
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. Please contact us in advance if you would like to arrange a visit.