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St. Archangel Michael & All Angels Skete being founded near Kansas City.

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Hiermonk Alexei (formerly Fr. Paisius Altschul) of the Serbian Archdiocese of the Midwest, under the guidance of Bishop Longin, is founding a men's skete in the Kansas City region. Fr. Alexei received the blessing of Bishop Longin to spend nearly a year on Mt. Athos, and returned with the purpose of founding a men's monastery in Kansas City.

They are coming close to securing an 80 acre piece of property outside of Cameron, MO, which is about 50 miles away from the center of Kansas City, and 30 miles from the closest suburbs.

The property is 80 acres, 65 being forested. It has 7 existing buildings in wonderful condition, already furnished.

They are receiving 80% funding through a bank loan, and are halfway to acquiring the money needed for their down payment. They hope to close by the end of September, and begin monastic functions quickly thereafter.

The St. Xenia Sisterhood is also being transferred from downtown Kansas City to this piece of property. The two monastic communities will co-exist on the property, but will eventually remain separate communities, sharing feast days and other functions.

This will be the only men's monastic community within almost 400 miles, the only one in Missouri, and the closest to Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. If or when St. Xenia's grows into a full monastic community, it will be the third women's monastery in Missouri.

Here is their YouTube video with Fr. Alexei walking us through the property & buildings, outlining their plans: http://youtu.be/4j_92OJoc6A

Here is the official website for the skete with more information on the monastery and for donations: http://www.archangelmichaelskete.org/
 

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There is supposed to be a men's Antiochian monastery in Wichita, KS. Nonetheless, thanks for posting the news!
 

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Justin Kissel said:
There is supposed to be a men's Antiochian monastery in Wichita, KS. Nonetheless, thanks for posting the news!
The property has been deeded to DOWAMA but the diocese will only take possession after the owners' death which maybe won't be for awhile.
 

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The Google Plus page for the Monastery:
https://plus.google.com/113746270400509511521/posts

It should be clarified, for anyone in the area. This is not in Cameron, it is about 9 miles north of Cameron on I-35, and about 1 hour north of KC.

It also will be about 2 hours from Des Moines, IA; 2 hours and 40 minutes from Omaha, NE; and over 4 hours from St. Louis.
 

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They completed their goal, they have the down payment for the loan. Looks like all is good and they will be purchasing the property and moving in.

They are now raising funds to try to pay off the loan in 5 years instead of 20 years.
 
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