16.11.2022

Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) delivered a lecture for teachers of comprehensive schools in Abkhazia

– On 8 November 2022, as part of a refresher course for teachers of comprehensive schools of the Republic of Abkhazia on the history of Abkhazia and social science, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) gave a lecture on the topic “Greek epigraphy of Abkhazia”. The courses were organized by the Republican Center for Advanced Studies and Retraining of Specialists at the Abkhaz State University together with the Ministry of Education of the

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06.11.2022

New Athos Monastery dressed 229 children for the new academic year

– The New Athos Monastery of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia helped 229 schoolchildren from 75 families with vulnerable social status to purchase the necessary clothes for school totaling 1,721,700 ₽. The money was collected from donations received for the maintenance of the New Athos Monastery. At the same time, the monastery always provides assistance to school-age children of the HMA employees. 210,000 ₽ was allocated for 21 children.

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20.10.2022

Restoration work has begun in the New Athos Monastery

– Since the beginning of September 2022, on the initiative and with the blessing of Hierodeacon David (Sarsaniya), the abbot of the New Athos Monastery, restoration work has been carried out in the cathedral church of the monastery of St. Panteleimon. In connection with the reconstruction of the iconostasis in the aisle of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, which is financed by a Russian businessman of Abkhaz origin G.V. Shonia, there

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14.10.2022

Feast of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos in New Athos

– On 13-14 October 2022, in connection with the patronal feast annual celebrations were held in the Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos in New Athos. On the eve of the feast, Great Vespers with Litany was served, on the very day of the feast the Divine Liturgy was held. The Liturgy was served by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), Chairman of the HMA Council.  

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12.10.2022

Delegation of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia met with the Archbishop of Maykop and Adyghe of the Russian Orthodox Church Tikhon (Lobkovsky)

– On 5 October, 2022 in Maykop, the Republic of Adygea of the Russian Federation, a delegation of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia met with the Archbishop of Maikop and Adygea (Russian Orthodox Church) Tikhon (Lobkovsky) and the clergy of the diocese. The delegation of HMA included abbot of the New Athos Monastery, Hierodeacon David (Sarsania), member of the Council of HMA R. V. Pandaria, member of the Council and

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10.10.2022

Отдел социального служения и благотворительности СМА представлен на VI международном благотворительном форуме «Солнечный берег» в г. Махачкала, Дагестан.

– Представители благотворительных фондов Абхазии, приняли участие в VI международном благотворительном форуме – «Солнечный берег, НКО, Перезагрузка», который проходил с 7 по 10 октября 2022 года, в г. Махачкала, Республика Дагестан. В форуме приняли участие 102 организации, 256 участников из 4-х стран, 13 спикеров и экспертов. В течение трёхдневного форума, проходил обмен опытом, сбор важной и необходимой информации, обретены новые знакомства с единомышленниками, получены полезные навыки. Из Республики Абхазия на

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30.09.2022

The 29th anniversary of the Victory of Abkhazian people in the Patriotic War of 1992-1993 was celebrated in New Athos

– On 30 September 2022, commemorative events were held in New Athos dedicated to the 29th anniversary of the Victory of Abkhazian people in the Patriotic War of 1992-1993. In the cathedral church of the New Athos Monastery, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) performed a prayer for the Motherland (Doxology). After the prayer service, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) performed a memorial litany at the burial site of the fallen soldiers near the walls

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27.09.2022

Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) took part in an international scientific conference in Vladikavkaz

–   On 22-25 September 2022, an international scientific conference “Christianity in the North Caucasus: history, culture, modern society” was held in Vladikavkaz, dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the baptism of Alania. The conference was held in the assembly hall of the North Ossetian Institute of Humanitarian and Social Research named after. V. I. Abaev of the Vladikavkaz Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The conference was

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06.09.2022

Clearing the territory of the ruins of two medieval churches in the village of Bzhylua, Ankhua

– On 13 August 2022, the staff and parishioners of the HMA under the leadership of senior researcher of the department of history of Abkhazian Institute for Human Researches named after D. Gulia Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) continued clearing the territory of the ruins of two medieval churches from wild vegetation in the village of Bzhylua (Бжьылҩа-ныхақәа), Ankhua, Gudauta region. These works are carried out before the start of archaeological excavations,

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09.08.2022

Feast of St. Great Martyr Panteleimon in the New Athos Monastery

– On 8-9 August 2022, feast of St. Great Martyr Panteleimon took place in the New Athos Monastery. The cathedral church of the monastery was consecrated in the name of this martyr. After the morning prayer service, followed by the rite of the small water blessing, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) celebrated the Divine Liturgy. After the Liturgy, Litany was served (a procession with the miraculous icon of St. Panteleimon around the

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02.08.2022

Chairman of the HMA Council took part in the round table “Protection of objects of historical and cultural heritage”

–   On 15 July 2022, in the business center of “Everest”, Sukhum, a round table was held on the topic “Protection of objects of historical and cultural heritage”. The round table was led by «Юристы Абхазии» (Lawyers of Abkhazia) organization Moderator – Oleg Papaskiri. Two reports were presented at the round table, by Ruslan Chamyan and Dana Kudjba. Also, representatives of the department for the protection of the historical

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02.08.2022

Schedule of Church Services (1-31 August, 2022)

–   4 August, Thursday of St. Mary Magdalene (I century) and St. Martyr Longinus (4th century). 7.00 – Matins 8.30 – Divine Liturgy (to be celebrated in the upper part of the central cathedral). 6 August, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, Confession. 7 August, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 8 August, Monday: 7.00 – Great Vespers with Litany, Confession. 9 August, Tuesday of St. Panteleimon. Patronal feast

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