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, January 21, 2019

within our beads


At the skete, we constantly cross an invisible bridge to meet men and women, bishops and priests, rich and poor, sick and healthy, young and old. And when we return again to our "desert" - our personal space, we don't come back alone.  All that we meet are with us  —not in person, not in the flesh, but carried in our hearts and prayers within our beads. 



They are what we have collected in our bowls - our daily begging/offering bowls. We talk to God about them and we thank Him for having brought them to the skete and into our lives so that we can give room to them in the Inn of our hearts. 

Fellowship can be such a blessing as together we talk to one another and to God.

 And nights like this, when the golden light of the full moon peeks out through the overcast sky, that make us one with all the world, but especially with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  

God bless you all, may you have a wonderful week.