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Stavronikita Monastery (Athos)

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The '''Monastery of Stavronikita''' (Greek: Σταυρονικήτα) is one of twenty monasteries on the [[Mount Athos]] peninsula and is located on the northeastern side of the peninsula at an elevation of about 50 meters (160 feet) above the sea. It is fifteenth in hierarchical rank among the monasteries. Stavronikita is the most recently built [[monastery]] on Mount Athos. It is also the smallest monastery among the twenty monasteries and is dedicated to [[Nicholas of Myra|St. Nicholas]]. Stavronikita has been a [[cenobitic|coenobitic]] (communal) monastery since 1968.

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