Prodromou Skete (Athos)

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[[Image:Romanian_skete.jpg|thumb|300px|right|St. John the Baptist Skete on [[Mount Athos]].]]
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Belonging to the abbey of the [[Great Lavra (Athos)|Great Lavra]], the Romanian '''Skete of Saint John the Baptist''' or '''Prodromou Skete''' is perched upon a low rocky hill located between [[Kafsokalyvia Skete (Athos)|Kavsokalyvia Skete]] and the [[Lavra]] itself. Prior to 1857 it existed as a Greek [[cell]] but after being sold to Romanian [[monk]]s Nekatarios and Niphon it became recognized as a skete. Its architectural design is typically Athonite with buildings rectangularly shaped around a central courtyard.
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The library consists of 5000 printed books and 130 manuscripts, primarily in Romanian.
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There are 25 monks in residence.
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==External links==
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*[http://www.worldisround.com/articles/77133/photo39.html Photos at Worldisround]
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*[http://www.ortodoksi.net/index.php/Prodromos_(skiitta) Prodromos (skete) / Ortodoksi.net]
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*[http://www.mountathosinfos.gr/pages/skites/prodromou.en.html Holy Skites of Mount Athos: SKITI TIMIOU PRODROMOU (RUMANIAN)]
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[[Category:Monasteries]]
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[[Category:Greek Monasteries]]
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[[Category:Romanian Monasteries]]
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[[Category:Athonite Monasteries]]
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[[ro:Schitul Sf. Ioan Botezătorul (Muntele Athos)]]

Latest revision as of 13:18, January 31, 2011

St. John the Baptist Skete on Mount Athos.

Belonging to the abbey of the Great Lavra, the Romanian Skete of Saint John the Baptist or Prodromou Skete 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.

There are 25 monks in residence.

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