|St. Demetrius (Vatopedi)|
|Tuesday, 09 January 2007|
The skete of St. Demetrius belongs to the Vatopaidi monastery and located in 30 minutes walking distance from it.
The katholikon 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 in 1755.
According to 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 )|