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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01.02.2021

Schedule of Church Services (from 1 to 28 February)

–     6 February, Saturday: 16.00 – Vespers, Confession 7 February, Sunday: Council of New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church. New Martyrs and Confessors of the Sukhum and Sukhum-Abkhazian Dioceses: Holy Martyrs Metropolitan Seraphim Chichagov († 1937) and Archbishop Andrey Ukhtomsky († 1937); Martyrs of New Athos – Schema monk Alexander and monk Gideon (+ 1930); Confessor Priest Elizbar Achba († 1944) and St. George Karslidis (†

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22.01.2021

The feast of Epiphany in New Athos

– On 18-19 January 2021, Divine Services in honor of the Feast of Epiphany were held in the monastery of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite. Despite the weather conditions on 19 January, after the Divine Liturgy, the clergy and laity went to the Psyrdzkha River to perform a great water blessing ceremony.

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11.01.2021

Nativity of Christ in the New Athos Monastery

– On 6-7 January 2021, the feast of the Nativity of Christ took place in the monastery of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite. In connection with the quarantine measures taken in the Republic of Abkhazia, the flock and pilgrims attended the Church service in surgical masks. They were asked to keep a necessary distance, to be not only in the church of St. Andrew, but also in the cathedral church

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19.12.2020

Chairman of the Council of HMA took part in a meeting with the Vice President of Abkhazia

– On 18 December 2020, the Vice-President of the Republic of Abkhazia Badra Gunba held a meeting with the participation of the Speaker of the People’s Assembly Valery Kvarchia, President of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia Zurab Dzhapua, Director of Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Studies Arda Ashuba, Secretary of the Сivic Chamber Guli Kichba, famous historians Alexey Papaskir, Guram Gunba, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), Naala Kaslandzia and Aslan Avidzba. The

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08.12.2020

Landscaping works in the Skete of St. John the Baptist

– In December 2020, works on the improvement of the territory of the Skete of St. John the Baptist were continued in the village of Ankhua. The southern and northern slopes of the Skete were cleared of wild vegetation, then landscaping works were carried out with the use of special equipment.

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07.12.2020

Planting of fruit trees in the Skete of St. John the Baptist

– In November 2020, on the territory of the Skete of St. John the Baptist, adjacent to the skete on the eastern side, the staff and workers of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia planted various fruit trees. In particular, planted: 1) сherry-laurel – 11 roots; 2) apple trees – 11 roots; 3) pomegranates – 14 roots; 4) fig trees – 6 roots; 5) persimmons – 6 roots; 6) pears –

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01.12.2020

Condolences on the passing of Boris Yuryevich Alexandrov

– The monastery of the Holy Apostle Simon the Canaanite in New Athos expresses condolences on the passing of Boris Yuryevich Alexandrov to his family and friends. In November 2019, a well-known Russian entrepreneur, president of Rostagroexport and founder of the “B. Yu. Alexandrov” brand, visited the New Athos Monastery. He expressed his wish to provide financial assistance to the monastery for restoration works. In the late of 2019, B.

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30.11.2020

Schedule of Church Services (December 2020)

– 3 December, Thursday: 16.00 – Great Vespers with Litany 4 December, Friday: The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 5 December, Saturday: 16.00 – Vespers, Confession 6 December, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 12 December, Saturday: 16.00 – Vespers, Confession 13 December, Sunday of St. Andrew the Apostle, enlightener of Abkhazia 7.00 – Matins 9.00 –

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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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