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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Friday, April 18, 2008

Nazareth House: Louisville wakes up to slight earthquake

At 5:37 AM this morning, as I was preparing to go down to the church for the early morning Jesus Prayer Office, the hermitage began to shake and continued for about 30 seconds. The police helicopter had been circling since 4 AM, looking for some fleeing criminal, so I thought, at first it was flying low or something. But the shaking continued. If you have ever been in the hermitage- you know of all the books stacked on all the walls. I watched the books vibrate and worried they would soon fall off the shelf. Nothing fell, just a bit of vibration. Immediately my cell phone rang, it was Fr. Seraphim calling from the church to warn me that if it happens again - go outside. Reports are that it was a 5.4 earthquake, minor but widespread, centered in Illinois.