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, February 10, 2018

Reparation Resistance

We hear about resistance from people against the government, against religion, against all kinds of things. However, there is a different and necessary resistance, ... these words from one of the NHA Reparation Rosary Retreats two years ago: 

The Resistance is strikingly described in Numbers 23:9 “From the rocky peaks I see them, from the heights I view them. I see a people who live apart and do not consider themselves one of the nations.”  The world’s response to the Resistance is found in the words of Haman to King Xerxes: “There is a certain people dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom who keep themselves separate.  Their customs are different from those of all other people, and they do not obey the king’s laws; it is not in the king’s best interest to tolerate them.” -Esther 3:8.  Hence may we heed the words of Mordecai to Esther: “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” - Esther 4:14

The necessity for the Resistance is urgent and evident as we consider the present plight of the world “seated in wickedness” - Jn. 5:9.  May we be pressed with the imperative to take up the Program of Reparation: Repentance, Resolution and Reparation confronting the four evils of our day making 2 Chron. 7:14 our “Oratio Imperata”.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”