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 20, 2015

Stations of St. Simeon Skete

Its been a long, dark Winter.  It feels like we've been in a cocoon waiting to spring forth with new life.

Its been a long Lent as well.

but now Easter has arrived, the Resurrection has happened

New life, new beginnings.

and the day of Ascension is but a few weeks away.

Nazareth House Apostolate is the umbrella organization that contains St. Simeon Skete, which has Grace Church as its parish church and the work in Sierra Leone as its outreach.  

Nazareth House Apostolate is organized as a separate entity so that it may be free to be a beacon of love to all. 

The 4 Stations of St. Simeon Skete 
  1. Those who live and work in the town near the skete. 
  2. Those who earn their livelihood in their own countries, come to visit the skete to receive spiritual sustenance and return home again. 
  3. Those who immigrate from their own countries in order to be near the skete and find work for themselves in nearby town. 
  4. Those who take up residency at the skete living its life of prayer.

At this time we have two field houses of St. Simeon Skete, both in Louisville - St. Pachomius House and St. Mary of Bethany House.  They are the 3rd Station of St. Simeon Skete.  

Those that dwell in these homes live and/or work within the city. They maintain a daily typicon of prayer within the market place, as they go about their daily lives - at their jobs, at the grocrey, at the neighborhood park.  

They have become unnoticed, hidden resident forces of prayer infiltrating the city, the country and the world with love and prayer. 

They are the "leaven" hidden in the loaf of humanity.  

And the only way you will know that they are there is because Christ has become bigger in their lives and that of the lives they touch.