26.01.2023

Pilgrimage to the Church of Theotokos of Blachernae Icon in the village of Agubedia

– On 26 January 2023, the abbot of the monastery of the Holy Apostle Simon the Canaanite ab David (Sarsaniya), together with his staff, made a pilgrimage to the ancient church of Theotokos of the Blachernae Icon in the village of Agubedia, Tkuarchal region. The pilgrims performed a prayer service and litany around the cathedral. The pilgrimage to the Church of Theotokos of the Blachernae Icon usually takes place annually

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19.01.2023

Feast of the Epiphany, Great Water Blessing and Sacrament of Baptism in the New Athos Monastery

–   On 18-19 January 2023, divine services were held in the New Athos Monastery in honor of the Feast of Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord. On the Psyrdzkha River, the traditional rite of the Great Water Blessing took place in the presence of the inhabitants of New Athos, parishioners and pilgrims of the monastery. On this festive day, more than 20 residents of Abkhazia received the Sacrament of Baptism

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07.01.2023

Nativity of Christ in the New Athos Monastery

– On the night of January 6-7, 2023, a traditional solemn service dedicated to the Nativity of Christ took place in the New Athos Monastery. At the end of the Divine Liturgy, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) and the Abbot of the monastery Ab David (Sarsaniya) invited all the pilgrims and guests to the refectory of the monastery for a festive meal. See also: Christmas in the New Athos Monastery (photo report)

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05.01.2023

30th anniversary of the January offensive operation during the Patriotic War of Abkhazian people

– On 5 January 2023, commemorative events, devoted to the 30th anniversary of the January offensive operation of the Abkhaz army during the Patriotic War of Abkhazian people were held in the Museum of Military Glory in Gudauta. The abbot of the New Athos monastery, ab David (Sarsaniya), laid flowers at the Glory memorial in Gudauta, and also planted a memorial pine tree in the park named after Gumba, at

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28.12.2022

Results of repair and restoration work in the skete of St. John the Baptist in Ankhua for 2022

–   Results of repair and restoration work in the skete of St. John the Baptist in Ankhua for 2022   Ground floor   The main entrance to the ground floor – metal double doors (215 × 160 cm) were installed. Sheet metal doors with forged elements were made in the workshop of the New Athos Monastery by craftsman Dmitry Bebiya. On the eastern facade of the ground floor, there

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02.12.2022

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

–   Chairman of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia, Doctor of Theology, leading researcher at the department of history of Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Research named after D. Gulia ASA, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) took part in the international scientific conference “Abkhaz Scientific Society – the forerunner of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia”. The conference, which took place on November 22, 2022 in the assembly hall of

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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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