Monastery of St. Silouan (Boscobel, Wisconsin)

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Convent of St. Silouan
Jurisdiction independent
Type Female Monastery
Founded 1991
Superior unknown
Approx. size 2 nuns
Location Boscobel, Wisconsin
Liturgical language(s) English
Music used Russian Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Feastdays celebrated Sep 11/24
Official website Official website

Convent of St. Silouan is a monastic community for women in Boscobel, Wisconsin on the same property as St. Isaac of Syria Skete.

The community was founded in August 1991, under the auspices of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), and became a sister monastery to the St. Isaac of Syria Skete. Presently the sisterhood is located at the Mission, but are looking to obtain their own property.

In 1999 St. Isaac of Syria Skete returned their antimens to ROCOR. A short while later the skete, including St. Silouan, joined the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia.

In 2009 the abbot of the skete, Simeon Gitlis, was deposed by the Bulgarians, and they also withdrew their antimens. The community of St. Silouan is currently without a bishop.

The community works at St. Isaac's Bookstore, the mission, the school and the library.

Timeline

  • 1986 Jun - Fr Simeon goes on a retreat to Boscobel, erecting a chapel. People from the surrounding community join him in worship.
  • 1987 Apr - St. Isaac of Syria Skete founded; St. Nicholas Orthodox Mission Church founded.
  • 1991 Aug - Monastery of St. Silouan founded near the St. Isaac of Syria Skete.
  • 1994 Sep - St. Isaac's Orthodox School founded.

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