Skete Planned Near Rathdrum, Idaho


New Martyrs and Confessors of Russian Church (movable holiday on the Sunday closest to January 25th).  Remembrance of all the departed who suffered in the years of persecution for faith in Christ.    Venerable Ephraim the Syrian (373)  Venerable Isaac the Syrian, bishop of Nineveh (ascetic writer) (7th c.).

As seen on Orthodox Christianity and the Post Falls Press:

 

“For years, Elene Schumacher has wanted to donate land for a quiet place of worship for the Eastern Orthodox Church.

The Rathdrum-area property owner believes the right scenario has surfaced to make that happen.

Schumacher is seeking a conditional-use permit from Kootenai County for a skete and a private cemetery for Russian Orthodox monks on 22 vacant acres in an agricultural suburban zone between Highway 53 and Hidden Valley Road west of Rathdrum.

Schumacher said a skete, which has domes and bells on top of the chapel, is smaller than a monastery and allows for communal services. She plans to donate the land for the purpose.

“I have been wanting to do this since 2000,” she said. “I went to several monasteries and asked if monks would be interested in this property and it just didn’t work out. All of a sudden, everything fell into place. There’s a monk looking for a place and a person (Schumacher herself) who has land with a little chapel already there. It’s all worked out by God’s providence.”

…Read the rest at Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press.”

If anyone has more information that could be updated to this please let me know at editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com   Thank you!!!

 

Holy New Martyrs of the Russian Lands pray for us and for all those suffering for Christ!

“Glory be to Him, Who never felt the need of our praising Him; yet felt the need as being kind to us, and thirsted as loving us, and asks us to give to Him, and longs to give to us. His fruit was mingled with us men, that in Him we might come near to Him, Who condescended to us. By the Fruit of His stem He grafted us into His Tree.” — St. Ephraim the Syrian Pray for us Holy Father Ephraim!

“Oppose no man in anything; do not quarrel, and do not lie, and do not swear by the name of the Lord your God. Be despised, and do not despise. Be wronged, and do not wrong. It is better for things of the body to perish with the body than for something pertaining to the soul to be hurt. Go to court with no man, but endure to be condemned, being uncondemned.” + St. Isaac the Syrian, The Ascetical Homilies, Homily 17 St Isaac the Syrian pray for us!

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An Orthodox Christian, whose interests also include, GO, Square Dancing, hiking, exploring, swimming, kayaking, cooking, history, board games. I am the Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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