St. Isaac of Syria Skete (Boscobel, Wisconsin)
|St. Isaac of Syria Skete|
|Approx. size||5 monks|
|Music used||Russian Chant|
|Feastdays celebrated||January 28|
|Official website||Official website|
St. Isaac of Syria Skete is a monastic community for men located in Boscobel, Wisconsin. There are currently four monks and one novice within the monastery.
The community was founded in April 1987, under the auspices of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, with the arrival of Abbot Simeon to the Boscobel area. The skete was an offshoot of Christ of the Hills Monastery in Blanco, Texas.
In time, a church, a school and a female monastery were also constructed.
The community consists of men living the monastic tradition of a Christ-centered prayer life for the monastic members. The community produces icons, keeps the church and mission structures, and conducts pastoral, charitable and missionary outreach.
The current status of the monastery is unclear, as it no longer appears on the Bulgarian Diocese website.
- 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 Skete.
- 1994 Sep - St. Isaac's Orthodox School founded.
- 2009 Apr - Fr. Simeon is deposed by Metropolitan Joseph of the Bulgarian Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia, and the antimens is withdrawn