In my previous posts about skiti Lakkou I mentioned the 14 huts that recently have been renovated and inhabited again. According to father Gabriel they only are allowed to build new houses at the place where a ruin of an old house stood. In other words, old houses can be pulled down or can be renovated, but it is not allowed to build a new house on a new spot.
The gerontas of the 14 huts are:
1. Father Pimen (at the highest spot, icon painters)
2. Father Dimitrios (a hut with twins)
3. Father Partenios
4. Father Pavlos
5. Father Antonios
6. Father Isidor (the hut were we slept)
7. Father Paisios (the house with the roses)
8. Father Stefan (the rich villa)
9. Father Rafael (the oldest monk)
9A. Father Dossefte
10. Father Nicolai
10. Father Simeon
12. Father Eftimios (big white building near Morfonou)
13?. Father Joan (the new hut)
Thanks Brother Valentin from Rumenia for sharing your recent input (see the comments). Wim, 16/3/2017
In September 2014 I got the chance of photographing almost every hut, except for nrs 11 and 12 (although we passed them om our way to Provata).
Hut nr 14 is stil under construction and by mistake I forgot the number the old hut near the church (A), so I numbered it 9A on the new plan below.
First I show the map with the numbers 1 to 9A:
Here are the pictures of the different houses of Lakkou:
NB. Hut nr 9A is added later to the Google map above (I overlooked it).
I also did not take a picture of the new hut they were building in the neighbourhood of the church (see ? on the first map above). Father Gabriel also showed us some ruins of old houses lying in the dark dence forrest. Here an example of an old house:
I will finish with a picture of the Antiathonas top: it was time to move on, after a “tour”of 1,5 hours. The following day we would take one of finest monopati’s I ever walked on the Holy Mountain! Next time more!
Wim Voogd, 8/3 (and Happy Birthday Jan Paul)