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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Monday, July 28, 2008

James very ill...

Greetings this Monday Morning,
Your prayers are asked for James as he is very ill in Freetown. I had some communication with him last night - he is suffering some severe stomach pains and is not doing well at all. He will try to find a reputable doctor and facility today. As soon as I know something, I will update you. In the meantime, thank you for your prayers.

James has been doing over the call of duty recently....

from helping those in need to supervising and working construction on the school and preparing the uniforms. All the while continuing his camera work for the support of his family and being a great, caring husband and father. In addition to the illness, I am sure he is exhausted. Please pray for this remarkable young man. Thank you.

The photos above are of James purchasing rice to distribute to families in need, James w/ empty coke bottles for return on his head, James examining movie set "snow" made with ice water to feel more real and James on beach of Freetown - camera and tiny infant Roo in tow.