Btw, does anybody know how New Skete was able to go from Roman Catholic to Orthodox without forfeiting their church buildings and properties?
they moved to their current NY state site from western PA - they built that NY monastery as Orthodox monks
Incorrect. The monastic brotherhood was founded in 1966. They spent a short time in PA before moving to Cambridge, NY in August of 1966. Their smaller church, that of the Transfiguration, was consecrated in 1970. They weren't recieved into the OCA until 1979. http://www.newsketemonks.com/history.htm
Fr. Deacon Lance
you are quite correct, I wrote that from having remembered reading one of their spiritual books almost ten years ago; i went to their web site to check and revised my post