St. Anne's Skete (Athos)

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{{Athonitemonastery|
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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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}}
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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]]

Revision as of 04:30, June 10, 2008

St. Anne's Skete
Rank or attached monastery Great Lavra
Type of community Idiorrhythmic Skete
Founded ~1686
Superior unknown
Approx. size 85 monks
Location Close to the cape of Mt Athos
Liturgical language(s) Greek
Music used Byzantine chant
Feastdays celebrated St Anna

St. Anne's Skete (or, less commonly, The Major Skete of St. Anne's) is one of four sketes attached to the Great Lavra of Mount Athos. It is located near the cape of Mt Athos, near 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 St Anne, the Mother of the Theotokos.

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 martyrs of the Church.

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