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St. Anne's Skete (Athos)
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name=St. Anne's Skete|
rank=[[Great Lavra (Athos)|Great Lavra]]|
location=Close to the cape of Mt Athos|
feasts=[[July 25|St Anna]]|
'''St. Anne's Skete''' (or, less commonly, ''The Major Skete of St. Anne's'') is one of four [[skete]]s attached to the [[Great Lavra (Athos)|Great Lavra]] of [[Mount Athos]]. It is located near the cape of Mt. Athos, near [[Little St. Anne's Skete (Athos)|Little St. Anne's Skete]]. St Anne's Skete has the distinction of being the largest and oldest skete of Mt. Athos and was founded to preserve the left foot of [[Anna|St Anne]], the Mother of the [[Theotokos]].
There are 51 brotherhood houses at St. Anne's Skete, inhabited by 85 [[monk]]s. The houses each have different handicrafts - some fishing, some gardening, others [[iconography]], wood carving, miniature art or [[incense]]. The main [[church]] was built and frescoed in 1754, when it was dedicated to St. Anne. The skete holds the [[relics]] of several [[martyr]]s of the Church.
*[[St. John the Baptist Skete (Athos)|St. John the Baptist Skete]], attached to the Great Lavra.
*[[Kafsokalyvia Skete (Athos)|Kavsokalyvia Skete]], attached to the Great Lavra.
*[[Little St. Anne's Skete (Athos)|Little St. Anne's Skete]], attached to the Great Lavra.
*[[Gerasimos (Papadopoulos) of Abydos|Gerasimos of Abydos]], on Mt. Athos between 1928 and 1934, lived at St. Anne's Skete and was [[tonsure]]d by Father [[Chrysostomos (Kartsonas)]].
*[http://www.macedonian-heritage.gr/Athos/Monastery/skete_StAnneMajor.html Athos monasteries: The Minor Skete of Saint Anne]
[[Category: Greek Monasteries|Anne]]
[[Category: Athonite Monasteries|Anne]]
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