Tuesday, 09 January 2007
The skete of
St. Demetrius belongs to the Vatopaidi monastery
and located in 30 minutes walking distance from it.
of the monastery is dedicated to St.
Demetrius; it’s one of the oldest on the Mount Athos alongside with the
katholikons of St. John the Baptist (Iveron).
It was constructed in the XII century and reconstructed
the myth St. Demetrius built the katholikon and dedicated it to the Theotokos.
After the Saint’s martyr death the katholikon was
renamed in his honour
In 1929 the
skete possessed 17 kalyves with katholikonas
and 7 without. Nowadays the majority of the kalyves are in poor condition and
no one lives there.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 January 2007 )