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,



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,



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



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



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).



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



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”



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



Schedule of Church Services (July 2021)

– 3 July, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, Confession 4 July, Sunday of All Saints of the Orthodox Church of Abkhazia. 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 6 July, Tuesday: 17.00 – Vespers 7 July, Wednesday: Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Martyr Orentius and his six brothers 10.00 – Holy water prayer service, litany (procession with the icon) and Artoklasia in the skete of St. John the Baptist in



A regular meeting of the Council of HMA took place

– On 8 June 2021, the first meeting of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia took place in New Athos. The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Council of HMA, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), Hierodeacon David (Sarsaniya), Arda Ashuba, Ruslan Pandaria, Omar Trapsh, Dionysus Yalanchidi, Alkhas Tkhagushev (communication via telegram), as well as members of the Council with an advisory capacity – Akhra Argun and Temur Dzidzaria.



Schedule of Church Services (5-28 June)

– 5 June, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers 6 June, 6th Sunday after Easter: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 9 June, Wednesday, Afterfeast: 7.00 – Matins 8.30 – Divine Liturgy 17.00 – Great Vespers with Litany, Confession 10 June, Thursday, Ascension of the Lord: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 12 June, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers 13 June, 7th Sunday after Easter: Holy Fathers of the First Holy




– According to the Moscow Abkhaz Diaspora, Mushni Lasuria became a laureate of the Patriarchal Literary Prize named after Saints Cyril and Methodius. On 20 May, a solemn ceremony of electing and awarding the laureates of the 10th anniversary season of the Patriarchal Literary Prize took place in the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. People’s poet of Abkhazia Mushni Lasuria became the laureate of