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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12.08.2020

Schedule of Church Services from 1 to 30 August

– 1 August, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, Confession 2 August, Sunday of Elijah the Prophet 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 8 August, Saturday: 17.00 – Great Vespers with Litany, Confession 9 August, Sunday of St. Panteleimon. Patronal feast of the New Athos monastery 8.00 – Prayer canon with water blessing 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 11.00 – Litany (procession) with the icon of St. Panteleimon 14 August, Friday: beginning

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09.08.2020

Memory Day of St. Panteleimon in the New Athos Monastery

–   On 8-9 August 2020, the patronal feast of the cathedral church in the name of St. Panteleimon was celebrated in the New Athos Monastery. Due to sanitary requirements of this year, after the traditional litany (procession with the icon of St. Panteleimon), Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) blessed the bread in honor of the saint and gave it to pilgrims and parishioners. See also: Patronal feast of the New Athos

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06.08.2020

New Athos Monastery is available for visitors, taking into account security measures in connection with the pandemic

–   The New Athos Monastery is available for visitors, taking into account security measures, every day from 10:00 to 19:00, except for Monday. Divine services are held by the clergy of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia according to the monastery schedule. We ask everyone to maintain social distance, use disinfectants and masks, visiting the Holy Monastery. The hierarchy of the monastery of the Holy Apostle Simon the Canaanite, New

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29.06.2020

HOUSEHOLD WORK IN SKETE OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST COMPLETED

– In May and June 2020, employees of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia (consisting of seven people) carried out household work in the skete of St. John the Baptist in the village of Ankhua. The entire territory of the monastery was cleared and fenced. The length of the fence is 500 m (150 meters of it, is the reconstructed old fence). 325 wooden stakes were made and installed, seven rows

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29.06.2020

Garden of the New Athos Monastery

– In April and May 2020, agricultural works were carried out on the south side of the upland part of the monastery of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite in New Athos, the territory adjacent to the Kyrortnaya street and the “House of the Monk Tiberius”, also located at the entrance arch of the New Athos Monastery.

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19.06.2020

Hierodeacon David (Sarsaniya): Problems of Modern Tourism in Abkhazia

–   Problems of Modern Tourism in Abkhazia. View from the New Athos Monastery. The report was read at a scientific and practical seminar of the Center for Social and Economic Research in Sukhum on 17 June, 2020.   Hierodeacon David (Sarsaniya) abbot of the New Athos monastery Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia             On 19 March 2020, for the first time in 26 years after the resumption of monastic life,

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17.06.2020

From 14 June the New Athos Monastery is available for visitors

–   From 14 June the New Athos Monastery is available for visitors. The New Athos Monastery is opened for visitors, taking into account the conditions of the special situation in the Republic of Abkhazia since 25 March 2020.

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