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Common Monastic Building 2012

 
Christ "Holy Silence" - J87

Christ "Holy Silence" - J87

 

St. Isaac’s Skete Construction Update 

God Bless Your Generosity This Year 

Monastic Silence and Prayer: Christ is shown in this icon as a young angel of silence.  It is from a 14th century miniature from St. Catherine’s Monastery at Sinai.  This underlines a profound principle of silence, or hesychast prayer.  It is the basis of the Orthodox Christian practice of the Jesus Prayer, to enter the Kingdom of God within.  Monastics in particular look towards Christ to humbly teach them how to enter this realm of silence and prayer which can manifest Heaven to us.  Our Skete has this tradition of silence and prayer from its foundation over 25 years ago. 

Our Current Goal: To move more of our life to the Skete back valley, where this silence and prayers is more apparent as the bustle and noise of the world is so absent, it will take the completion of our Common Monastic Building which has just recently begun to move from the beginning work almost 13 years ago to the finishing work now.

 

Common Monastic Building - Spring 2012

 


 

 

Our Current Projects



New Tile Ready to be Installed 























Installing the Well

Installing the Well

Septic System Placed in Field

Septic System Placed in Field





















 

 



Trapeza with New Tile, Grout and Window Trim 

























Windows Trimmed (Close Up)



Trapeza with New Tile and Window Trim 
(in progress)





















 

 

 

 

More of our Current Projects



Decorative Tile in the Floor to Wall Backsplash (Close Up)

























The Septic Field Marked near the Common Building



New Site for the New Steel Sheds





















 

 

 

Trapeza (Dining Area) Tile is Half Finished























 

 

Windows and Doors Ready for Trim

 

Kitchen Ready for Tile
























Below See Pictures of Progress this Past Year



SPRING 2012

 

Back Area - Insulated and New Dry Wall Goes Up






















 

 

Dry Wall Up and Readied for Paint

 

Back Area Painted and Ready for Tile Floor






















 

Kitchen Area - next - Clear and Tile




Dining Area - next - Clear and Tile





















 


 

Improved Solar Panels / Wood Storage Bins

 


Repaired Roof Installed / Back Drive with Gravel





















 

 

Tile Ready for Installation

 


SUMMER 2012
 

 

Site Cleared for Digging the New Well





















 

 

 

Looking East: Floor Tiling and Trim are Being Installed

 

Same View: Floor Tiling and Trim are Finished




















 

Back Room:  Tools and Office Desks in Place




Back Room:  New Food Storage Shelves to Office Area





















 





 

Office Desk Units Put in Place

 


West View: Dining Room Open
to Begin New Tile Installation





















 


 

 

Looking East: Opened Dining Room Area
Ready to Start Tiling

 



 
 



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