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, April 5, 2010

Emmaus Day picnic

This year for Emmaus Day, some of the Kentucky NHA chapter members journeyed to the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Kentucky.
As the normal tradition, we enjoyed a picnic on the grounds,
this year in front of the Retreat Center.
We enjoyed the traditional menu of fish, herbs, spring onions and colored eggs.
The grounds were beautiful
and the Spring flowers
were in full bloom.
For more information about the NHA tradition
of Emmaus Day/Sham el Nessim
read our blog post from the past.