This hike, which walked on September 22th 2015, stretches only 1 km and it takes about 15/20 minutes.Lets start with a few pictures of skiti Ag. Anna: coming from Nea Skiti: at the first building of Skiti Ag. Anna you can follow a path on your right hand, and soon you will see the ossuary. There is still an old fashioned telephone on the wall: how long will this last in these modern times with cell-phones?The graveyard with the cross of Father Gerasimos, who died in 2011. There is also a small brown box on the white wall. You can open the lid and this is what you’ll see:The bones of of monachos Gerasimos, aged 73!The ossuary of Skiti AnnaA cross from the graveyardThe bell tower, with the main church on your right hand.The church: on the bell tower a sign post to Paulou and Nea Skiti.The church (or Kyriakon – thanks Bertinos) of skiti Anna
Three data sheets with practical travel information for pilgrims (who want to go to the top of Mount Athos).Wall painting in skiti Anna Leaving Skiti Anna: here the path splitst in two. One path goes up to Stavros, Kerasia, Kafsokalivia, Ag. Neilos and Lavra, the other, easy path leads to Katounakia, Daniiléon, Karoulia and Ag. Vasileios.Looking back at skiti AnnaMonks and mules on their way to skiti AnnaI took two pictures excactly between skiti Anna and Mikra Ag. Anna:Looking back at Skiti Anna and Nea SkitiNot far from the spot with the wooden cross: a cave with a small chapelLooking to the South towards Mikra Ag. Anna: a telephone communication mastAuthem crosusesA magnificant path, very well kept!Just before Mikra Ag. Anna: the communication mastThe first building of Mikra AnnaMikra Ag. AnnaThe remnants of a recent avalanche.
The path and this photo essay continues: next time pictures of Daniiléon.
Wim Voogd, 3/3/2017
Excellent Photo Essay Wim!
Sean in Corvallis, Oregon, USA
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Beautiful, thank you for the pictures. Amen.
A katholikon is the main church of a (cenobitic) monastery. The main church of other communities such as a skiti is called KYRIAKON.
PS: “Kyriakon” evolved into the North-West-European words “Kerk”, “Kirk”, “Kirche”, etc.!
This is because (in old days) the members of non-cenobitic communities only met each other for the Liturgy on Sunday. The Greek word for Sunday is “Kyriakí”.