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, November 28, 2008

NHA Columbia, South Carolina

Nazareth House, Columbia SC, headed up by Fr. Paul Sterne is made up of several individuals and organizations. Our Columbia, SC chapter is very active. This is accounted for by the diverse groups and individuals that carry NHA out into their their work places, school, churches, etc.

Nazareth House, Columbia is based at the University of South Carolina through St. Theodore's Anglican Chapel. Fr. Sterne, a college chaplain, runs a campus ministry out of St. Theodore's which is located right on campus.

St. Theodore's sponsored a "Taste of Africa" Night. I fixed a typical dish from Sierra Leone, groundnut soup. This consists of onion, red palm oil, meat, ground peanut paste (groundnuts), diced vegetables, etc. It is served over rice. We also had friend plantain, and fresh pineapple. People of all ages attended and learned about Sierra Leone and the work of Nazareth House in that country.

Fr. Sterne has been on a NHA mission to Sierra Leone in 2002.


The Freetown Fridge. This cooler holds soft drinks, bottled water - proceeds from the "purchase" of the drinks go to aid the poor in Sierra Leone through NHA.

Nulie MaCarthy (originally from Sierra Leone) speaks from St. Theodore's Chapel at "Taste of Africa" Night to James Mansaray in Freetown, Sierra Leone on the phone.

The Anglican Church Women of The Church of Epiphany in Columbia, SC are also a part of NHA and have been helping to benefit those suffering in Sierra Leone for several years, now.

Fr. Seraphim and I met with other members of NHA, Columbia at the home of Ashley Landess to discuss the work of NHA.
Fr. Seraphim speaks with Tom Landess about the work.

Fr. Seraphim with Ashley Landess. Faithful supporters, the Landess family have been very instrumental in spreading the word about the needs in Sierra Leone and the benefits of working with Nazareth House Apostolate.