08.06.2021

Schedule of Church Services (5-28 June)

– 5 June, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers 6 June, 6th Sunday after Easter: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 9 June, Wednesday, Afterfeast: 7.00 – Matins 8.30 – Divine Liturgy 17.00 – Great Vespers with Litany, Confession 10 June, Thursday, Ascension of the Lord: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 12 June, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers 13 June, 7th Sunday after Easter: Holy Fathers of the First Holy

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28.05.2021

THE POET AND TRANSLATOR MUSHNI LASURIA IS AWARDED WITH THE PATRIARCHAL LITERARY PRIZE

– According to the Moscow Abkhaz Diaspora, Mushni Lasuria became a laureate of the Patriarchal Literary Prize named after Saints Cyril and Methodius. On 20 May, a solemn ceremony of electing and awarding the laureates of the 10th anniversary season of the Patriarchal Literary Prize took place in the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. People’s poet of Abkhazia Mushni Lasuria became the laureate of

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28.05.2021

Feast of the Holy Apostle Simon the Canaanite in the New Athos Monastery

– On 23 May, 2021 in the New Athos Monastery, the memory day of the holy Apostle Simon the Canaanite, the enlightener of Abkhazia, was celebrated. On this day, the Divine Liturgy was served at the monastery, the divine service was led by the chairman of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). After the liturgy, the flock and pilgrims of the monastery took part in

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22.05.2021

PRESIDENT ASLAN BZHANIA MEETS PATRIARCH OF ANTIOCH JOHN X IN DAMASCUS

–   On 19 May, President of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania, who is on an official visit to Syria, met with the Patriarch of Antioch and all East, Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, John X, reports the correspondent of Apsnypress from Damascus. “We have been watching your visit and your meeting with President Bashar al-Assad. Your arrival is a great honor for us. We wish your state, church and

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07.05.2021

Schedule of Church Services (4-30 May)

– 4 May, Tuesday of the Bright Week: Icon of the Mother of God “Vratarnitsa” (Portaitissa, the Iverian icon as well) 7.00 – Matins 8.30 – Divine Liturgy. Litany (procession) with the “Vratarnitsa” icon on Mount Anakopia (New Athos). 6 May, Thursday of the Bright Week: of St. George (Аиергь–ныҳәа) 07.00 – Matins (in the church of St. Andrew the Apostle) 08.30 – Liturgy (in the upper part of the

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07.05.2021

Easter in New Athos

– On 1-2 May 2021, a solemn Easter service was held at the New Athos Monastery. On the feast of the Resurrection of Christ, the flock of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia gathered in the cathedral of St. Panteleimon, as well as pilgrims from Russia. The service was traditionally held in three languages. In the end of the Divine Liturgy, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) wished everyone Happy Easter.

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29.04.2021

Schedule of Church Services (from 26 April to 2 May)

– Holy Week and Easter: 28 April: Holy Wednesday 18.00 – Sacrament of Anointing of the sick, Confession 29 April: Holy Thursday(Чачхады́л). Memories of the Last Supper 10.00 – Holy Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 18.00 – Matins with reading of 12 Passion Gospels 30 April: Holy Friday 10.00 – Canonical hours 14.00 – Vespers and presentation of shroud 18.00 – Matins and procession with the shroud

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12.04.2021

Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) took part in the 65th scientific session of Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Researches

– From 6 to 9 April 2021 at the Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Researches named after I. D. Gulia ANA held the 65th final scientific session dedicated to the 100 birth anniversary of Lily Akaba. More than 40 different scientific reports were presented at the session. The session was attended by Doctor of Theology, Senior Researcher of the Department of History of Abkhazian Institute named after D. Gulia ANA, Chairman

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02.04.2021

Schedule of Church Services (1-30 April, 2021)

– 3rd week of Lent 2 April, Friday: 17.00 – Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos 3 April, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, Сonfession 4 April, Sunday: Veneration of the Cross 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 4th week of Lent 7 April, Wednesday: Annunciation (Агәырӷьаҿҳәаша) 9 April, Friday: 17.00 – Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos 10 April, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, Сonfession 11

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11.03.2021

Germain Marchand: A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ABKHAZIAN CHURCH ISSUE

– Sukhum. 6 March, 2021. Apsnypress. The “Apsnypress” news agency asked the secretary of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia Germain Marchand to share his view on the statement of the Patriarchate of the Georgian Orthodox Church of 26 February, 2021. The GOC made a statement in response to Priest Vissarion Apliaa, head of the Diocesan Council of the AOC. The statement of the GOC again refers to

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03.03.2021

Schedule of Church Services (March 2021)

– 6 March, Saturday of Souls (commemoration of the dead, аԥсцәа рсабша) 7.00 – Matins 8.30 – Divine Liturgy 10.00 – Memorial Service for the dead 17.00 – Vespers, Confession 7 March, Sunday, Myasopustnaya (Abh. Акәацфара амҽыш), about the Last Judgment 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy From 7 to 13 March Wednesday and Friday fasting will be canceled 13 March, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers 14 March, Sunday, Quinquagesima

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19.02.2021

Representatives of HMA took part in the final seminar of the Center for Social and Economic Studies of Abkhazia

– On 6 February 2021, at the Center for Social and Economic Studies, headed by O. N. Damenia, a final seminar was held on the results of activities in 2020. State and various public organizations, including the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia took part in the activities of the Center. The head of the Center for Social and Economic Studies Oleg Damenia asked the invitees to share their opinions on the

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