St. Simeon Skete Daily Schedule

Daily Prayer Rule (The Eleven)

 

1. thru  3. Vigils beginning at 4:30 AM – free (in cell)

Note:  The First three of the Eleven begin at 4:30 AM, one flowing into the other.

4. Little Office of the Incarnation: 5:00 AM EST – free

5. The Lord’s Supper: 6:00 AM EST. – fixed (in chapel)

6. Little Office of the Incarnation: Noon – free

7. Prayer Rope (second strand): 3:00 PM EST – free

Every Friday: 11:45  first 11 Stations of the Cross.  Return at 3 PM for remaining Stations of the Cross – fixed (in chapel) ( – this allows us to grasp the three hours that Jesus hung on the Cross)

8. Vespers using Prayer Rope (third strand): 5:00 PM EST –fixed

9. Little Office of the Incarnation: 6:00 PM EST – free

10. Compline: 7:30 PM – fixed  

Mon, Tue, Thurs – Compline Bklt; Wed & Fri – 7 Sorrows Rosary; Sat –              Redemptive Rosary and Sunday Reparation Rosary. 

11. Prayer Rope (first strand): 8:15 PM EST – free

Notes:

1.The First Five of “The Eleven” is a continuous flow, a stepping into an ongoing river of prayer. (Ps 46:4;  Ezek. 47:1-12).

2.In addition to “The Eleven” the Nazareth Rosary (third strand of the Prayer Rope) is prayed four times daily.  The Nazareth Rosary is praying all 20 Mysteries at one setting whereas the Prayer Rope following Vespers is the chaplet of the day.

3. Hesychasts of the Skete spend what time left in manual labor and study.

4. Those who are able observe the Typikon of the Eleventh Hour, one meal a day after 6 PM Office.

By request from those in various areas of the world who want to be in prayer with us at the Skete but are unable to be physically present, we have posted the above schedule.  Please note we are in Eastern Standard Time (EST) and adjust accordingly.   It is is important for people to know that there is a place where prayer is going on continually for them as they go about their daily activities in the world.  When they are distracted, struggling, rushing from place to place, laughing or crying – there is someone here remembering them in prayer – praying them through their day.

Those living in residence of the Skete are required to attend The Eleven.   “Free” means, “on your own in your cell”.  “Fixed” means, “together in a fixed area – The Sanctuary of the Holy Name”.   Those visiting the Skete are expected to attend the “fixed” Offices beginning with the Holy Eucharist at 7:00 AM.