St. Anne's Skete (Athos)

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name=St. Anne's Skete|
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rank=[[Great Lavra (Athos)|Great Lavra]]|
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type=Idiorrhythmic Skete|
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founded=~1686|
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superior=''unknown''|
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size=85 monks|
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location=Close to the cape of Mt Athos|
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language=Greek|
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music=[[Byzantine chant]]|
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feasts=[[July 25|St Anna]]|
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'''St. Anne's Skete''' (or, less commonly, ''The Major Skete of St. Anne's'') is one of four [[skete]]s attached to the [[Great Lavra (Athos)|Great Lavra]] of [[Mount Athos]]. It is located near the cape of Mt Athos, near [[Little St. Anne's Skete (Athos)|Little St. Anne's Skete]].  St Anne's Skete has the distinction of being the largest and oldest skete of Mt Athos and was founded to preserve the left foot of [[Anna|St Anne]], the Mother of the [[Theotokos]].
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There are 51 brotherhood houses at St Anne's Skete, inhabited by 85 monks.  The houses each have different handicrafts - some fishing, some gardening, others [[iconography]], wood carving, miniature art or [[incense]].  The main church was built and frescoed in 1754, when it was dedicated to St Anne, and it holds the relics of several saintly [[martyr]]s of the Church.
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==See also==
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===Internal links===
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*[[St. John the Baptist Skete (Athos)|St. John the Baptist Skete]], attached to the Great Lavra.
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*[[Kavsokalyvia Skete (Athos)|Kavsokalyvia Skete]], attached to the Great Lavra.
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*[[Little St. Anne's Skete (Athos)|St. Anne's Skete]], attached to the Great Lavra.
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*[[Gerasimos (Papadopoulos) of Abydos|Gerasimos of Abydos]], on Mt Athos between 1928 and 1934, lived at St Anne's and was tonsured by Father [[Chrysostomos (Kartsonas)]].
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===External link===
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*[http://www.macedonian-heritage.gr/Athos/Monastery/skete_StAnneMajor.html Athos monasteries: The Minor Skete of Saint Anne]
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[[Category: Monasteries]]
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[[Category: Greek Monasteries]]
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[[Category: Athonite Monasteries]]
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[[Category: Sketes]]
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