19.10.2020

The corn harvest in the Skete of St. John the Baptist

– On 16 October 2020, the corn harvest began in the Skete of St. John the Baptist. Employees of the New Athos Monastery harvested 1050 kilogram of corn on that day. The entire harvested corn was delivered to the subsidiary farm of the New Athos Monastery for storing in a new barn (abh. Аца), built in August this year. The rest of the corn and beans will be harvested by

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12.10.2020

Representatives of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia donated aid to victims of Nagorno-Karabakh

– On 9 October 2020, the abbot of the New Athos Monastery, Hierodeacon David (Sarsaniya), together with other representatives of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia Germain Marchand and Azamat Chuaz visited the Armenian church of Surb Amenaprkich in the city of Gagra to transfer donations to victims of the recent military events in Nagorno-Karabakh. On behalf of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia, Ab David (Sarsaniya) gave a

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05.10.2020

Preparations of canned vegetables from the garden of the New Athos monastery

– This year, for the first time since the revival of the New Athos Monastery in 1994, agricultural works have been carried out in the monastery. Vegetables, cereals and other crops are cultivated. Agricultural works were carried out on the territory of the New Athos Monastery and on the territory of the Skete of St. John the Baptist in the village of Ankhua. After the crops were harvested, they were

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05.10.2020

Schedule of Church Services (October 2020)

– 3 October, Saturday of St. Martyr Eustathius Apsilian († 740), St. Anastasius of Constantinople († 662) and St. Anastasia Apocrisiaria († 666). Pilgrimage to the ancient churches of Tsabal fortress, services of water prayer, arthoclosy and a special prayer to St. Eustathius Apsilian. 16.00 – Vespers, confession. 4 October, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy. 10 October, Saturday: 16.00 – Vespers, confession. 11 Sunday, October of Saint

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02.10.2020

Victory and Independence Day of the Republic of Abkhazia

– On 29 September 2020, commemorative events dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the Victory of Abkhazian people in the Patriotic War of 1992-1993 were held in New Athos. In the cathedral church of the New Athos Monastery, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) prayed for the Homeland (Doxology). After the prayer service, the abbot of the New Athos Monastery, Hierodeacon David (Sarsania) served Litany at the burial place of the soldiers at

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02.10.2020

Rector of the North Caucasian Federal University visited the New Athos Monastery

– On 25 September, 2020 the Rector of the North Caucasian Federal University D.N.Bespalov visited the New Athos Monastery, accompanied by the director of the Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Research named after D.I. Gulia ANA, member of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia A.E. Ashuba. In the cathedral church of St. Panteleimon, the guests were met by the abbot of the New Athos monastery, Hierodeacon David (Sarsaniya). He

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02.10.2020

Works on installing newly painted icons for the iconostasis of the cathedral church of the New Athos Monastery completed

– On 25 September, 2020 the remaining 5 icons were installed for the new iconostasis at the cathedral church of St. Great Martyr Panteleimon. The icons are 152 × 73 cm, they were painted by the icon painter Vladimir Guk in the Byzantine style, covered with gold leaf and they have inscriptions in the Abkhaz language. The iconostasis contains images of St. John the Baptist, St. Apostle Andrew, St. Apostle

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09.09.2020

Schedule of Church Services for September 2020

– 5 September, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, confession. 6 September, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy. 11 September, Friday: 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 (7 km from New Athos). Fast day. 12 September, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, confession 13 September, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy. 19 September,

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20.08.2020

Germain Marchand: “The President listened to representatives of HMA attentively”

–   President of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania intends to visit the New Athos monastery in September. Representatives of HMA had a meeting with the president of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania. After this meeting, the secretary of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia Germain Marchand informed the “Echo of the Caucasus” about the upcoming visit. Germain Marchand tells Bzhania supported the idea of autocephaly of the Abkhazian Church and the

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19.08.2020

Meeting of representatives of HMA with the President of the Republic of Abkhazia

– On 17 August 2020, the President of the Republic of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania met with the delegation of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia. Chairman of the Council of HMA Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), abbot of the New Athos Monastery, Hierodeacon David (Sarsaniya), member of the Council of HMA Dionis Yalanchidi, secretary of the Council of HMA Germain Marchand were received by Aslan Bzhania on a visiting day in the Administration

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18.08.2020

Presentation of the new book by Vyacheslav Chirikba “Abkhazia and Italian city-states of the XIII-XV centuries”

– On 17 August 2020, a presentation of a new book by Doctor of Philology, Professor, Member of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Abkhazia Vyacheslav Chirikba “Abkhazia and Italian city-states of the XIII-XV centuries. Essays on Relationships” took place in the conference hall of the Abkhazian State Museum. The book under the stamp of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia was published by

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12.08.2020

Celebration of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the village of Ankhua

– On 7 July, 2020 the Nativity of St. John the Prophet celebrated in the skete of St. John the Baptist, Ankhua, Gudauta region. A prayer canon and water blessing took place, as well as the blessing of bread according to the Abkhazian folk Christian tradition and a litany (procession) with the icon of St. John the Baptist.

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