If you’re speaking of the OH address, that is solely an order fulfillment center and has been used through several of their incarnations. I don’t have any recollection that the group was ever situated in OH during its meanderings.
Of note, nowhere on the site is their physical locale referenced, nor is there anything to suggest that MI is actually anything other than a company. That, I’m certain is purposeful. If it identified as a monastery, folks would invariably be looking for its location, information about visiting, etc. - as is the case with other monastic foundations that sell religious goods, such as Holy Transfiguration, etc
[quote=Woodstock]The pseudo-Orthodox Hindu monks say secret pagan prayers over their supposedly eastern products before sending them out.
I would object less to a sincere Hindu prayer than to what I have long felt was outright deception on their part.
My objection and that of many others is to the Gnosticism (a description applied to them by most everyone except themselves) of the body which produces these and their past history of presenting themselves as Orthodox (which they again were only in their own imagination).
[/quote]How are they allowed to still exist?
They are a business and have found a niche - selling average quality icons at generally affordable prices to persons and institutions. (EC and EO temples have, regretably, been major unwitting customers of these folk in the past and some, I suspect, still are.)
Equally regretably, since the old forum archives have still not been restored (and I refuse to continually hunt down and restore the content to here via Google). You’ll have to go to another site to read the background on Monastery Icons.
See Monastery Icons what to do - particularly my post on page 2 of the thread
A Word About Monastery Icons