Prodromou Skete (Athos)

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[[Image:Romanian_skete.jpg|thumb|300px|right|St. John the Baptist Skete on Mount Athos.]]
 
[[Image:Romanian_skete.jpg|thumb|300px|right|St. John the Baptist Skete on Mount Athos.]]
  
Belonging to the abbey of the [[Great Lavra (Athos)|Great Lavra]], the Romanian skete of Saint John the Baptist is perched upon a low rocky hill located between [[Kavsokalyvia Skete (Athos)|Kavsokalyvia Skete]] and the Lavra itself. Prior to 1857 it existed as a Greek cell but after being sold to Romanian monks Nekatarios and Niphon it became recognized as a skete. Its architectural design is typically Athonite with buildings rectangularly shaped around the central courtyard.
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Belonging to the abbey of the [[Great Lavra (Athos)|Great Lavra]], the Romanian skete of Saint John the Baptist is perched upon a low rocky hill located between [[Kavsokalyvia Skete (Athos)|Kavsokalyvia Skete]] and the Lavra itself. Prior to 1857 it existed as a Greek cell but after being sold to Romanian monks Nekatarios and Niphon it became recognized as a skete. Its architectural design is typically Athonite with buildings rectangularly shaped around a central courtyard.
  
 
The library consists of 5000 printed books and 130 manuscripts, primarily in Romanian language.
 
The library consists of 5000 printed books and 130 manuscripts, primarily in Romanian language.

Revision as of 01:38, April 3, 2007

St. John the Baptist Skete on Mount Athos.

Belonging to the abbey of the Great Lavra, the Romanian skete of Saint John the Baptist is perched upon a low rocky hill located between Kavsokalyvia Skete and the Lavra itself. Prior to 1857 it existed as a Greek cell but after being sold to Romanian monks Nekatarios and Niphon it became recognized as a skete. Its architectural design is typically Athonite with buildings rectangularly shaped around a central courtyard.

The library consists of 5000 printed books and 130 manuscripts, primarily in Romanian language.

There are 25 monks in residence.

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