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Dormition Skete (Buena Vista, Colorado)

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'''Dormition Skete ''' is a [[monasticism|monastic]] community located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, now on 27 acres of beautiful mountain property, at 9,000 feet, in the San Isabel National Forest, near Buena Vista, Chaffee CountyColorado. The Skete is heated by solar energy, is designed specifically for icon painting, and can house 6 monks. There are three churches: the Kyriakon named [[skete]] was founded in honor of the Holy Dormition of 1979 under the Mother of God[[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]], and then later affiliated with two chapelsdifferent Greek [[Old Calendarists|Old Calendarist]] jurisidictions, followed by a Russian one in honor of the Exaltation of (the Holy and Life-Giving Cross[[Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church]]), and the other dedicated to Saint George, the Great-Martyr. The Kyriakon is designed according to the traditional Athonite architecture established by Saint Athanasios of Mt. Athos, and is a little larger than now the Katholicon headquarters of the monastery [[Genuine Orthodox Church of Stavronikita on America]], an independent group which recognizes the Holy Mountain of Athos. Most Orthodoxy of only itself and the work [[Genuine Orthodox Church of construction was done by the monks Greece (Lamian Synod)|Genuine Orthodox Church of the SketeGreece]], with which it is in communion.
In ==History==Dormition Skete is located in the Orthodox monastic tradition there are three types Colorado Rocky Mountains, now on 27 acres of ascetic lifeproperty inside San Isabel National Forest. The first skete is a large community consisting of many monks. This type of establishment heated by solar energy, is generally called a monastery designed specifically for [[icon]] painting, and, if large enough, may be called a lavracan house six [[monk]]s. The second type is called a skete. A skete is a small monastic communityThere are three [[church]]es: the Kyriakon, which consists named in honor of the Holy [[Dormition]] of a few monksthe [[Theotokos]]; and two chapels, and they usually live one in more isolated areas and have a more austere life. They live outside honor of the bustle [[Elevation of the world, in Holy Cross|Exaltation of the wildernessHoly and Life-Giving Cross]], and are under the shepherding eye of other dedicated to Saint [[George|George the abbotGreat-Martyr]]. The third Kyriakon is designed according to the retirement traditional Athonite architecture established by Saint Athanasios of [[Mount Athos]] and is a hermit who lives in solitude, seeking little larger than the Katholikon of the Monastery of Stavronikita on the Holy Mountain. Most of the Lord with construction was done by the greatest monks of zealthe skete.
Dormition Skete was founded in 1979 by then-Monk Gregory, with the blessing of [[Archbishop]] Seraphim of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Bishop Gregory came from the East Coast to Colorado in 1978 with his eyes set upon the mountains as a place to start skete life in America. He had on his person only $20. After one month, 10 acres were donated to him in the mountains of Colorado to start a small monastery, dedicated to [[prayer]], solitude, the [[iconography|painting of Orthodox icons]], and [[incense]]-making as the main occupations for the monks to sustain themselves. The monastery is self-supporting and does not solicit donations for its existence.
Dormition Skete was founded in 1979 by then-Monk GregoryIn 2003 the fathers constructed a new building that provides much more space for living quarters, offices, a reception room, with the blessing of Archbishop Seraphim etc. Most of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside monastics now live and work in this building. All of Russia. Bishop Gregory came from the east coast icon painting continues to Colorado be done in 1978, with his eyes set upon the mountains to start original skete life in America. He had on his person only $20. After one monthbuilding, 10 acres were donated as it was designed to him in the mountains of Colorado be well-suited to start a small monastery, dedicated to prayer and solitude and the painting art of Orthodox icons, and incense making as the main occupation for the monks to sustain themselves. The Monastery is self-supporting and does not solicit donations for its existenceiconography.
In 2003 Dormition Skete is the fathers constructed a new building which provides much more space base location for living quarters, offices, a reception room, etc. Most of the monastics now live and work in this building. All Genuine Orthodox Church of the icon painting continues to be done in the original skete buildingAmerica (GOCA), as it was designed to be well-suited to under the art leadership of iconographynow Archbishop Gregory.
==External links==*[http://www.dormitionskete.org/ Dormition Skete is the base location for the Official Website]*[http://www.gocamerica.org/ Genuine Orthodox Church of America (GOCA) under the leadership of now Archbishop Gregory. GOCA maintains a presence in the US as well as Bulgaria, Italy, Brazil, and has a large and vibrant following in Congo.Official Website]
 [http[Category://www.dormitionskete.org/Old Calendarist Monasteries]]
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