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, February 19, 2014

Pavement Passages

When Seraphim was in "active" ministry, he would lead us in Street Retreats.  I recently came across the tract we produced for use in these retreats.

The following are photos of his personal booklet which contain his handwritten notes. 

I also came across a poem that Seraphim wrote while on the streets of Louisville:

"Street Beads" by Seraphim

These beads, pregnant with existence
impregnating existence,
existing in an expectant loneliness
that is strength. 
Loneliness birthing from freedom
Freedom birthing from loneliness.
Those seeking this "Freedom Child"
are always marginalized,
marginalized because, it is an
"illegitimate" Freedom to be lonely,
Yet, and yet, I am lonely,
alone with these beads, these streets,
birthing, birthing an ongoing
bead by bead, womb by womb, 
street by street. 
I am in good company.

Seraphim's street beads and Copy of the Gospels that he is never without.