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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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Until we meet again...

Nazareth House Apostolate extends their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Maria Lopez of our Nazareth House Chapter, Bogart, Georgia.

Maria (Medina) Lopez

Maria Medina Lopez, 78, of Athens, GA passed away Monday, October 11, 2010.

A native of Lima, Peru, Mrs. Lopez was the daughter of the late Jose and Margarita Medina. She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Claudio Lopez Sr; daughter, Angela del-Aguila and husband, Fernando of Athens; son, Claudio Lopez Jr and wife, Shelly of Athens; sisters, Margarita La Madrid of Athens and Amelia Medina of Lima, Peru; brothers, Jose Medina of Athens and Ricky Medina of Atlanta; 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1PM Wednesday, October 13th in the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home with Fr. Seraphim Hicks officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9PM Tuesday, October 12th at Bernstein.

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You have went ahead of us,  Maria, however, you are always with us.  Someday, we will catch up with you.   Until then, thanks for the love, the guidance and all the memories (especially of that smile).    We love you!