Each day at the monastery begins with 20 minutes of silently praying the Jesus Prayer together in the chapel before the liturgical services begin. Not sure how or if it could be brought into parish practice. But it was very nice. After Divine Liturgy the monks and guest have a short break before the bells are rung signaling that the food has been set out for an informal breakfast. All meals are taken in silence but the informal meals are more like a buffet set up. After eating the monks scatter to their work. Administrative duties, candle dipping, soap making, farming, etc. along with prayer keeps everyone busy. But busy in a good way. The day ends with 20 more minutes of Jesus Prayer, evening services and a formal evening meal. Dinner is again eaten in silence with a monk reading aloud from a spiritual work.