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Monday, 08 January 2007

The New Skete belongs to the monastery of St. Paul. It was founded in the X century and previously it had a name “Benedict” or “Cross”.

nea_skiti.jpegIt is possible that the skete was founded in the place of one of ancient Athonite towns as many coins were found during archeological excavations.

In the second half of the XI century the skete was transferred closer to the seashore and the chapel dedicated to St. Anne was built and functioned until 1950. Since 1760 the skete has been inhabited by the Greek monks.

Some well-knows ascetics lived in the skete: St. Nikodimus, Kyrillos the Philosopher, the martyr Pachomius, elder Joseph etc.

The katholikon of the skete is dedicated to the Birth of the Theotokos, its construction was finished in1757. In 1901 an extension to the katholikon was built and named after St. Constantine. The graves of three bishops are to be found there.

Nowadays the skete possesses 27 kalyves, 22 of them are inhabited by 40 monks.

Miracle-working icons held within the skete

 

The icon of Jesus Pantokrator

The icon of the Theotokos Eleousa

 

Treasures held within the skete

 

The relics of Sts. Charalampos, George, Vassiliy, Panteleimonas etc.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 January 2007 )
 
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