|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.
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.
Nowadays the skete in inhabited by 15 monks.
The miracle-working icons within the skete
The Theotokos of Tikhvin. The Russian tsar Alexander II took it to the front of the Russian-Turkish war.
Treasure held within the skete
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 )|