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, April 20, 2011

Let the Celebrations Begin...

Sierra Leone, together with the undying hope for the future and the understanding that there is much more to be done for the betterment of life, is pleased with the strides that have been made since the end of the War.  Holding all this, they are celebrating with all vigor the Golden Jubilee of her Independence on - 27th April 2011.  
This anniversary in all its glory, 

also gives the country opportunity to ponder, consider and learn from past hardships and errors.  
The coming together of the people to celebrate their country generates a deepened sense of patriotism and unity.  
Sierra Leoneans are generally known as a trusting, loving people. 
Despite the atrocities they've endured - they continue to love.  

Despite the poverty they've lived - they have hope! 

Faith, Hope & Love are the instruments that will propel this country forward regardless of the adversities that may be poised to hold them back. 

NHA is happy to witness this celebration through the lens of James' camera. These photographs are from  Bo, Sierra Leone as the paramount chiefs receive their new staffs to mark the 50th Anniversary.  

 Chief Paygay, paramount chief of our beloved Koinadugu District in
 Kabala - home of our NHA School and the new home of the NHA Compound (in construction), honorably accepts his staff.


His excellency, the Honorable Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone.
   You are in our prayers, Mr. President.  
  It is such a wonderful sight to see the people of Sierra Leone 

doing what they do best, smiling 
and loving in the midst of whatever their personal situation might be. 

  They know well that God has given them 

whatever it is they need to do what the moment calls.   
We send our continued love and prayers to Sierra Leone.  
 May the love you have now, flourish and spread out more and more in the next 50 years.  
God be in you...