Kafsokalyvia Skete (Athos)

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SKITI AGIAS TRIADOS – KAFSOKALIVIA
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The '''Kafsokalyvia Skete''', a dependency of the [[Great Lavra (Athos)|Great Lavra]],  is located about three hour's travel away from the Great Lavra. The Kafsokalyvia  skete was founded by the Venerable Akakios the Younger. He is remembered on [[April 12]].
Three hours away from the monastery of Megisti Lavra and 100m above the sea level, lies the Skiti of Kafsokalivia. The Skite’s main temple (Kiriako) was built in 1745 and is named in honor of the Holy Trinity. The library contains 23 codes and few hundred prints. There are 35 cells and huts occupied by 35 monks and it belongs to Megisti Lavra monastery.  
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The main [[temple]] (Kiriakon) of the [[skete]] was built in 1745 and is dedicated to the [[Holy Trinity]]. The skete has thirty five [[monk]]s who live in a like number of [[cell]]s (kellion) and huts (kalyvae}. Elder Porphyrios (Bairaktaris), who was noted for his spiritual discernment, served for many years at the skete, living in the Cell of St. George, before his repose in 1991.
  
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The library of the skete holds twenty three codices (manuscript books) and several hundred prints.
[http://www.mountathosinfos.gr/pages/skites/triados.en.html Mount Athos]
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==Sources==
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*[http://www.mountathosinfos.gr/pages/skites/triados.en.html Skiti Agias Triados - Kafsokalyvia]
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*[http://sainteliaschurch.org/files/bulletin041209.pdf  St Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church Bulletin, April 12, 2009]
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*[[wikipedia: Porphyrios_Bairaktaris]]
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[[Category: Monasteries]]
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[[Category: Greek Monasteries]]
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[[Category: Athonite Monasteries]]

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The Kafsokalyvia Skete, a dependency of the Great Lavra, is located about three hour's travel away from the Great Lavra. The Kafsokalyvia skete was founded by the Venerable Akakios the Younger. He is remembered on April 12.

The main temple (Kiriakon) of the skete was built in 1745 and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The skete has thirty five monks who live in a like number of cells (kellion) and huts (kalyvae}. Elder Porphyrios (Bairaktaris), who was noted for his spiritual discernment, served for many years at the skete, living in the Cell of St. George, before his repose in 1991.

The library of the skete holds twenty three codices (manuscript books) and several hundred prints.

Sources

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