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The Priory Retreat House
135 Priory Rd
Chestertown, NY 12817

Prayer & Events

…if two of you join their voices on earth to pray for anything…it shall be granted you by My Father in heaven.

Mt. 18:19

Come Pray With Us

Christians have been praying at set times in the day since Jesus walked among us. Vespers (Evening Prayer) is one of those set times in the evening when we give thanks and pray for the world in community. Join us as we pray and sing the Readings and Psalms of the day.

Wednesdays, 5:30 PM – Open to the public. By donation.

*Wednesdays are followed by Potluck Supper & Scripture Study

*There will be 20 minutes of Stillness Meditation and communal recitation of the Jesus Prayer starting at 5:10 pm.

*There will be no Vespers on Jan 5 or Mar 28


There will be 20 minutes of Stillness Meditation and Communal Recitation of the Jesus Prayer starting at 5:10 pm prior to the start of Vespers.  Come, and put aside all earthly cares.  All are welcome.

“Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

Following our time of Vespers at 5:30, every Wednesday we will have study of the Sacred Scriptures and a family potluck.  Bring a dish to pass!  All are welcome.


Come Relax and Reteat with us!

Come and explore The Priory trails amidst the white of winter! We will have a large bonfire, where we will serve hot cocoa and fire roasted refreshments. Bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes, and snowmobiles. Invite your friends and family! Dogs are welcome. Overnight accommodations available! Please RSVP prior to the event.

Winter Wonderland at The Priory

Saturday, February 3, 1 PM until 4:30 PM – Open to the public. By donation.

Includes Bonfire with Hot Cocoa, Snowshoeing, Cross-country Skiing, and more.

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Life-balance is a crucial aspect of our physical, emotional and spiritual health…January brings a time of stillness after the busy and chaotic holiday season. A Retreat in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains is a great way to nurture and rejuvenate!

This full-day retreat (9 AM – 4:30 PM) will assist you with finding ways to relax, be still, and calm your body and mind.  During this retreat you will learn and experience mindfulness/meditation techniques to settle your mind and body, engage in mindful movement and be taught the fundamentals of essential oils and their healing properties. Ten-minute chair massage will be available for those interested (encouraged and included in the cost)! There will be plenty of free-time to sit by the fire, explore the forest trails, or just bask in the fresh mountain air.

 The full-day Life Balance Retreat is Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9 AM – 4:30 PM at the Priory Retreat House in Chestertown, NY. Space is limited to 10 people. Fresh, nutritious lunch is included (please inform us of any food allergies ahead of time). We ask that you wear loose, comfortable clothing, as we will be doing mindful movement and breathing exercises. Mats and cushions provided. Price is $200/person.

PREREGISTRATION IS MANDATORY! For more information and to register, please visit BeADK’s website:

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Come watch with us

Faith in Film Series, Featuring “The Tree of Life” & “The Passion of the Christ”

Wednesday, Feb 14 , 6:00 PM (The Tree of Life)

This valentine’s day, join us for an evening discussion on faith in the cinematic arts. The night will feature a viewing of “The Tree of Life.” The epic yet intimate story follows the life journey of Jack O’Brien, the eldest son of a fractured Texas family. Hailed as a visually breathtaking masterpiece, the way of love is emphasized and beautifully portrayed. Popcorn and refreshments provided alongside the warm & cozy fireplace. Please RSVP prior to the event. Overnight accommodations available!

Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 PM (The Passion)

Join us for an evening discussion on faith in the cinematic arts. The night will feature a viewing of “The Passion of The Christ.” Anticipate Holy Week this year by revisiting the last hours of Jesus life on earth in this cinematic masterpiece. Be inspired by His love and compassion on those who hated Him. Experience how the Author of Life conquered death! Refreshments provided. Please RSVP prior to event. Overnight accommodations available!

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Open to the public. By donation.

Followed by Discussion / Preceded by Vespers at 5:30 PM