St. Simeon Skete, Taylorsville Kentucky USA

With St. Simeon, the God receiver, as our patron, the skete seeks to practice the ideals found in our Rule, The Thousand Day Nazareth. In simplicity and poverty, the skete embraces the struggle of inner life through the practice of the Prayer Rope.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Glad to have you join us on our "blog" for Nazareth House. Today, I've learned from James in Freetown, that his brother and his wife, Paul and Hannah have a new son! They already have a son, Samuel who is pushing 3 years old. No word on the newest addition's name yet, but Paul has sent an email requesting Fr. Seraphim to Baptize the child on our next visit. We plan that visit in March 2008.

All is well with everyone at St. Laurence House, Roo is learning to eat but still prefers baby food to the rice, etc that the rest of the family eats. We'll have to work on him about this. The girls, Lucy & Ann Marie, are studying hard in school. School fees for them have increased now that they are in Middle School, so we need to consider this in our provision allowance for them.

James has been actively searching for property for the continuation of our work in Sierra Leone. The rental agreement at our current location ends in March, 2008.

Our school in Kabala is coming along very well and the roof will be put on soon.