Thursday, 04 January 2007
The skete of
Prophet Elijah belongs to the monastery
of Pantokrator. It was founded in 1757 by the famous Slavonik
enlightener and translator Paisios Velichkovski (1722-1794). Being very
young Platon turned into monk and took the name Paisios. A
few years later Father Paisios and his brotherhood asked
to give them a deserted cell dedicated to the prophet Elijah. In a few years
Father Paisios founded a skete in the place of the old cell and
spent 5 years there developing the skete.
reached the peak of it flourishing under the guardianship of Father Paisios II,
the benefactors from Russia helped to build a stately katholikon dedicated to
St. Elijah. Its construction was
finished by 1881.
skete in inhabited by 15 monks.
The miracle-working icons within the skete
of Tikhvin. The Russian tsar Alexander II took it to the front of the
Treasure held within the
The left foot
of Apostle Andrey, the relics of St. John the Baptist, the martyr Stephanos,
the prophet Jeremiah etc.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 January 2007 )