A monastic community
under the Omophorion of Metropolitan Hilarion,
First-Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.
The Monastery of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite is a monastic institution of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, located in Saint James, New York. His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of ROCOR, is the ruling Bishop, under whose Omophorion the Monastery serves. The Monastery consists of the Abbot, Archimandrite Maximos (Weimar), and the clergy and monastics under his direction.
St. Dionysios the Areopagite is famed for his conversion by St. Paul recorded in the book of Acts, Chapter 17, when St. Paul preaches on Mars Hill (in Greek, the Areopagus). St. Dionysios later became bishop of Athens, after his mentor, St. Hierotheos of Athens.
The Dionysian corpus of writings has been of paramount importance in the life of the Orthodox Church and in the writings of the Holy Fathers.
His writings recount the Dormition of the Theotokos, give us the teaching of apophatic theology, and of the celestial and ecclesiastical hierarchies. May our heavenly protector St. Dionysios protect and guide us in this new location and new home!
The following is an excerpt from the April 10, 2018 post on our affiliated blog Orthodox Theology of the Beautiful. Feel free to click the Read Post button to find the original post in its entirety. In the beginning the earth was formless and void. This is humanity without God, unfinished and empty, being disunited