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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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Blessed Silence

The Second Sunday of Lent is known as "Blessed Silence Sunday" at St. Simeon Skete.  In the readings for tomorrow it says "But He answered not a word" (Matthew 15:23).  

"Invoke the Name of God, that's all we can do on our side until God responds and leaves us wondering in silence.  But that moment of silence changes all sounds.  After a certain time, we were embellished by misery and certitude grew." 
- Seraphim (concerning our time in Egypt). 

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