10.11.2021

Head of the regional office of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Ghassan Khalil visited the New Athos Monastery

–     On 9 November 2021, head of the regional office of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Ghassan Khalil visited the New Athos Monastery. The guest was received by the abbot of the monastery of the holy Apostle Simon the Canaanite in New Athos, Hierodeacon David (Sarsaniya), the meeting was also attended by the lava of the UNICEF Sukhum office Olivier Tone with the office staff Amina

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25.10.2021

Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) took part in an international conference dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Caucasian scientist and statesman Yu. N. Voronov

– On 19-20 October, 2021 an international scientific conference named “The Caucasus and the Black Sea Region from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages according to the New Data of Archeology and History” was held in the assembly hall of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Abkhazia and in the conference hall of the Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Researches named after I. D. Gulia ANA. The conference was

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15.10.2021

Social and charitable activities of HMA

– The Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia assisted in the purchase of the necessary clothing for 127 schoolchildren from the needy families for a total of 842,150 rubles, as well as 210,000 rubles for 21 schoolchildren of the employees of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia. As part of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, medical institutions in Abkhazia were allocated 600,000 rubles. The Sukhum Hospital for Infectious Diseases got 300,000 rubles,

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14.10.2021

Престольный праздник храма Покрова Богородицы в Новом Афоне

– 13-14 октября 2021 г. состоялись торжества в храме Покрова Богородицы Ново-Афонского монастыря. Традиционное ежегодное богослужение в 2020 г. не проводилось в связи со сложной санитарно-эпидемиологической обстановкой в Республике Абхазия. В текущем году паломники и паства собрались на богослужение с соблюдением всех необходимых санитарных мер безопасности. По окончанию Божественной литургии состоялась литания — шествие с храмовой иконой Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы. Традиционная праздничная трапеза была заменена благословением приношений и раздачей угощений

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29.09.2021

28th anniversary of victory

– On 29 September, a solemn prayer service – doxology (doxology) was held in the New Athos Monastery devoted to the 28th anniversary of the victory of Abkhazian people in the Patriotic War of 1992-1993. The staff and flock of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia prayed for the freedom, independence and prosperity of Abkhazian people. After a solemn prayer service at the memorial cemetery near the walls of the monastery,

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22.09.2021

Schedule of Church Services from 1 to 30 September

– September 4, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers September 5, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy September 11, Saturday: Beheading of St. John the Baptist. 10.00 – Holy water prayer service in the skete of St. John the Baptist in the village of Ankhua. Fast day 17.00 – Vespers September 12, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy September 18, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers September 19, Sunday: 7.00

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13.09.2021

Паломническая поездка к храму в честь Влахернской иконы Божией Матери в с. Агубедиа

–   13 сентября 2021г. в день Праздника Перенесения Честного Пояса Богородицы наместник монастыря святого апостола Симона Кананита иеродиакон Давид (Сарсания) вместе с братией и сотрудниками Ново-Афонской обители совершили паломническую поездку к храму в честь Влахернской иконы Божией Матери в с. Агубедиа Ткуарчалского района. В древнем Бедийском соборе было совершено молебное пение канона к Пресвятой Богородице, после чего была совершена литания (шествие) с копией иконы Богородицы, находящейся в Успенском храме

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12.08.2021

Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) took part in an international conference dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the archaeologist Oleg Bgazhba

–   On 10-11 August 2021, in the conference hall of the Abkhazian Institute for Humanities Research named after I. D. Gulia ANA took place an international scientific conference “The North-Western Caucasus and the Black Sea Region in Antiquity and the Middle Ages”, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the famous archaeologist, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Academician of ANA Oleg Bgazhba. Chairman of the Council of the Holy Metropolis

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09.08.2021

Feast of St.Great-Martyr Panteleimon in New Athos

–   According to sanitary rules, in order to avoid crowds in the cathedral church, the Great Vespers with litany was performed on the evening of 8 August. In the morning of 9 August, at 6:00 am, the solemn Matins began with a water-blessing prayer service, then the Divine Liturgy and Litany took place (a procession with the miraculous icon of St. Panteleimon around the Cathedral Church inside the monastery).

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16.07.2021

Interview of the abbot of the New Athos Monastery, Hierodeacon Ab David (Sarsaniya) ASTRBC

–   On 19 May 2021, the President of the Republic of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania, during his visit to the Syrian Arab Republic, met the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East John H. The meeting of the President of Abkhazia with the Patriarch of Antioch caused some discontent among the clergy of the Georgian Orthodox Church. The abbot of the New Athos Monastery, Hierodeacon Ab David (Sarsaniya), answers the

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15.07.2021

Appeal of the New Athos Monastery to the tourism organizations of Abkhazia

–   From year to year a significant problem has existed in relation to the historical and sacred places of our country, it is the state of tourists who attend the New Athos Monastery, bringing by tour operators. As a rule, due to the limited time for an excursion tour around Abkhazia, they try to take tourists to all possible places, but they also do not forget about the “cultural”

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12.07.2021

Conservation of the roof of one of the wings of the New Athos Monastery

– In the north-west side of the New Athos Monastery, there is a one-story wing in the utility yard. The wing is made of limestone, the internal partitions are made of bricks of the monastery firing. The roof was originally covered with tiles made in Marseilles (in Soviet times, the tiles were partially destroyed). Since 1994 after the revival of monastic life in the New Athos monastery, this wing has

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