← Older edit
Newer edit →
St. Anne's Skete (Athos)
1,715 bytes added
11:30, June 10, 2008
no edit summary
WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS
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 monks. 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, and it holds the relics of several saintly [[martyr]]s of the Church.
*[[St. John the Baptist Skete (Athos)|St. John the Baptist Skete]], attached to the Great Lavra.
*[[Kavsokalyvia Skete (Athos)|Kavsokalyvia Skete]], attached to the Great Lavra.
*[[Little St. Anne's Skete (Athos)|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 and was tonsured 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]]
[[Category: Athonite Monasteries]]
Retrieved from "
Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki.