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Title: St Isaacc of Syria Skete
Post by: BrotherAidan on December 24, 2009, 02:04:19 PM
Has anyone ever been to this skete (St. Isaac of Syria in Wisconsin) or know about their mission?

I know they produce reproduction and original icons, that's about all I know.
Title: Re: St Isaacc of Syria Skete
Post by: stashko on December 24, 2009, 05:05:32 PM
Is it a coptic Orthodox ...He mention that he drove by a coptic orthodox Church or monastery on seven mile rd. in racine wisconsin....He asked me if it was The same as eastern orthodoxy , sort of close but some differences....
Title: Re: St Isaacc of Syria Skete
Post by: BrotherAidan on December 24, 2009, 06:24:40 PM
It is in Boscohel Wisconsin and I do not think it is coptic.
Title: Re: St Isaacc of Syria Skete
Post by: stashko on December 24, 2009, 06:28:47 PM
Is it a coptic Orthodox ...He mention that he drove by a coptic orthodox Church or monastery on seven mile rd. in racine wisconsin....He asked me if it was The same as eastern orthodoxy , sort of close but some differences....



My Brother mentioned that He  drove by a coptic orthodox Church or Monastery on seven mile rd. in racine wisconsin.....
Title: Re: St Isaacc of Syria Skete
Post by: stashko on December 24, 2009, 06:34:17 PM
My Brother took one of our serbian priests to a new calendar greek convent /monastery in milwaukee awhile back ,,when i see him i ask him some more details about it ...
Title: Re: St Isaacc of Syria Skete
Post by: Punch on December 24, 2009, 08:55:47 PM
They are on their own. 
Title: Re: St Isaacc of Syria Skete
Post by: Schultz on December 24, 2009, 10:55:10 PM
According to the Orthodoxwiki entry (http://orthodoxwiki.org/St._Isaac_of_Syria_Skete_(Boscobel,_Wisconsin)), they used to be under the Bulgarians but Fr. Simeon was deposed in April 2009 by Metropolitan JOSEPH of that diocese for apparent misconduct (http://pokrov.org/Documents/Persons/322/MetJoseph_SimeonDeposedRedacted.pdf).  At this time, as Punch has noted, they are on their own w/o antimens.
Title: Re: St Isaacc of Syria Skete
Post by: Andrew21091 on December 25, 2009, 12:17:19 AM
According to the Orthodoxwiki entry (http://orthodoxwiki.org/St._Isaac_of_Syria_Skete_(Boscobel,_Wisconsin)), they used to be under the Bulgarians but Fr. Simeon was deposed in April 2009 by Metropolitan JOSEPH of that diocese for apparent misconduct (http://pokrov.org/Documents/Persons/322/MetJoseph_SimeonDeposedRedacted.pdf).  At this time, as Punch has noted, they are on their own w/o antimens.

Oh, thats too bad.
Title: Re: St Isaacc of Syria Skete
Post by: augustin717 on December 25, 2009, 02:11:36 AM
i know someone who had a nasty experience up there....
Title: Re: St Isaacc of Syria Skete
Post by: BrotherAidan on December 25, 2009, 03:28:10 AM
This is very sad news.
Title: Re: St Isaacc of Syria Skete
Post by: Shanghaiski on December 26, 2009, 10:28:59 PM
I have been there. They were/are still under the Bulgarian Patariarchal Church and Metropolitan Joseph. The brotherhood is quite small--maybe down to one monk now. Fr. Symeon is no longer the priest. I'm not sure where he is. He could still be there--as far as I know he owns the land. Their icon business continues, however, and there service for my last order was extremely prompt. For a time, between the time they left ROCOR and went to Bulgaria, the were under a pseudodox bishop.