Today we take a closer look at building nr 3 with its new church and the main church/ katholicon and the ossuary of the skete (A and B).
Father Gabriel gave us the advice to visit the new church that belongs to hut nr 3.
Building nr 3 with its new church
Building nr 3 : picture from the front door, showing hut nr 4.
Capenters were busy completing the wooden floor
The small church with the iconostasis
Fine newly painted murals cover the walls .
The Panaghia and the child Jezus and saints, with Romenian texts.
Later that afternoon father Gabriel gave us a two hour tour of the skete.
The dark building with the round dome is the church (A), the white buidling to the right is the ossuary (B).
First I will show the pictures of the main church (which was closed):Approaching the church with father Gabriel, with a bell on the left
The Katholicon of Lakkou skiti
The pictures above show the year 1903/04, the years the church was build (?), and 1999, the year it was renovated (?).The main church
Stairs lead down to the graveyard and the chapel of the ossuary (building B).
Behind pilgrim Jitze there is passage to the cellar, where the skulls and bones are kept.
Skulls with candles and with a small cockroach on the right
Near the church: Father Gabriel gets us some fresh water from well