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, January 3, 2018

The Holy Name Pilgrimage

The Name

“Jesus your Life…is living in me”
January 3, 2018
Feast of the Name Pilgrimage 

Today on this Feast of the Holy Name we took a pilgrimage to various Shrines to pray a Clause from the Remnant Rosary 6th Decade of The Holy Name.  

We said the Opening Prayers and First Clause at St. Rose Priory in Springfield.  At the Window of the Annunciation which embodies Jesus living inside of Mary  - the Incarnation and the naming of Jesus...  "And you shall His Name Jesus" we said the First Clause:

Jesus your Life, Your Name is living in me 
(Lk. 1:31, 38;  Mt. 1:21)

The Second Clause we said at the Holy Spirit Statue, 
also at St. Rose Priory:

Jesus your Life, Your Name by the Holy Spirit
is living in me
(1Cor. 12:3; Acts 2:3; Lk. 3:22; S.of S. 2:12)

We said the Third Clause from high up, overlooking the land from the grounds of the Priory:

Jesus your Life, Your Name above every Name 
is living in me. (Phil. 2:9-11)

For the Fourth Clause we traveled to the Valley Hill Shrine and prayed inside the Chapel that waits to be completed.  Just like we wait to be completed in His Holy Name. 
In Isaiah it says "we we will wait for you, 
your Name is the desire of our soul" 

 Jesus your Life, Your Name, the desire of my soul 
is living in me. (Isa. 26:8) 

We stood "outside the camp" to pray the Fifth Clause. This little Shrine is not a part of any church, or denomination its outside the camp, a place to offer through 
Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God

Jesus your Life, Your Name, my offering 
is living in me. (Heb. 13:12-15)

For the Sixth Clause we said it as we walked up the long stairs to the Shrine of the Sorrowful Mother: 

Jesus your Life, Your Name by which I rise up and walk 
is living in me.  (Acts 3:6; 4:10)

We reached the top of the Hill to the Shrine, many come from all over to pray here, unified in their prayers and petitions. They leave little bits of themselves at the foot of the shrine. Here we prayed the Seventh Clause:

Jesus your Life, Your Name uniting 
is living in me (Mt. 18:20; Eph. 1:10;  Ps. 86:11)

Descending the long stairs we reached the bridge 
that took us from one side of the stream to the other.  
We prayed the Eighth Clause:

Jesus your Life, Your Name taking me to the other shore 
is living in me.  (Mk. 4:35)

We returned to St. Simeon Skete for the Ninth Clause:

Jesus your Life, Your Name saving 
is living in me (Acts 4:12; Rom. 10:13)

Finally we completed the Tenth Clause 
in the Chapel at the Skete. 

Jesus your Life is living in me that I may be a vessel to bear forth Your Name. Acts (9:15, Lk. 8:22).