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Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) JOURNEY TO ITALY

–     Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) JOURNEY TO ITALY[1] Background   One of the priests of the Metropolis (Diocese) of the Greek Orthodox Church, which I belong to, is raising five children. Three of them are his own children, and the priest (or, as the Greeks say, papulis) adopted two children. The circumstances were as follows: two young women confessed to the priest in the parish church that they were

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PERFORMING АЦУНЫҲӘА (ATSUNYKHUA)

–   A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PERFORMING АЦУНЫҲӘА (ATSUNYKHUA) (Rite of prayer among Abkhazians for sending rain) Compiled by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), Akhra Smyr   1. Time of the event The rite of prayer for sending rain Ацуныҳәа (Atsunykhua) is traditionally held in summer. The certain date is related to the cycle of agricultural works and it is established depending on the date of the Easter celebration. There are two

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Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). Results of the first year of teaching at ASU

–   In September 2020, I was invited as a lecturer of the ancient Greek language on the Department of History, Archeology and Ethnology of Abkhazia at the Faculty of History of the Abkhazian State University (ASU). I delivered lectures on the course of “Ancient Greek for Historians” for master’s degree students of the Faculty of History of ASU. The main goal of the course is to give master’s degree

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Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). Some historical facts of the relationship between Abkhazia and the Antiochian Patriarchate

–   On 18 May 2021, in Damascus, Patriarch John X of Antioch received the President of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania. This event caused another “hysteria” among the Georgian church leaders. They don’t want to agree with the fact that Abkhazians can keep relations with other states, Churches, cultures, etc. by themselves. I don’t understand why this should be resisted? What’s wrong with that? In order to “calm down” the anger

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Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). Memorial plaque with a Greek inscription of 1818 in the Lykhny church (new interpretation)

– A memorial plaque with an inscription in Greek has been preserved in the Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in the village of Lykhny, located next to the palace of the sovereign princes of Abkhazia. It is located in the middle of the church (in front of the central ambon) at the level of the floor of the church. The inscription on this plaque also

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Dorotheos (Dbar), archimandrite. The place of death and burial of St. John Chrysostom: Abkhazian Comana or Pontic Comana?

–   Dorotheos (Dbar), archimandrite. The place of death and burial of St. John Chrysostom: Abkhazian Comana or Pontic Comana?// Vestnik of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia (Series: Humanities), 10 (2020) Dorotheos (Dbar), archimandrite. The place of death and burial of St. John Chrysostom: Abkhazian Comana or Pontic Comana? from anyhaorg

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Дараҭ (Дбар), архимандрит. Аԥсуа икультура ажәытә ҷыдарақәак

– Архимандрит Дараҭ (Дбар), аҭеологиа адоктор, Дырмит Гәлиа ихьӡ зху Аԥсуаҭҵааратә институт аҭоурыхтә ҟәша аҭҵаарадырратә усзуҩы еиҳабы    Аԥсуа икультура ажәытә ҷыдарақәак Ишдыру еиԥш, ажәа «акультура» ахьынтәаауа алатин ажәа «cultura» аҟнытә ауп. Ари атермин ахархәара дугьы амоуп, аҵакқәагьы рацәоуп. Аха иахьатәи аамҭазы «акультура» анаҳҳәо, иеиҳараӡак ҳхаҿы иааиуа XVII-XVIII-тәи ашәышықәсақәа рзы Еуропа абри атермин ҵакыс иарҭаз, иаҳәоз аилкаара ауп. Алман закәанҭҵааҩи аҭоурыхҭҵааҩи Самуель фон Пуфендорф (Samuel von Pufendorf, 1632–1694) ари атермин

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Germain Marchand: A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ABKHAZIAN CHURCH ISSUE

– Sukhum. 6 March, 2021. Apsnypress. The “Apsnypress” news agency asked the secretary of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia Germain Marchand to share his view on the statement of the Patriarchate of the Georgian Orthodox Church of 26 February, 2021. The GOC made a statement in response to Priest Vissarion Apliaa, head of the Diocesan Council of the AOC. The statement of the GOC again refers to

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MORAL CENSORSHIP IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

– There is no time to watch many films. Although this is not useless and even necessary in the modern world. It is like contemporary art and modern literature in particular. But when I watch films, I watch them in the original language and always with subtitles (also in the original language). I watch films in Russian, English, Greek and sometimes in French. It is very important to watch films

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The medieval church of St. George in the village of Ankhua: preliminary results of archaeological excavation in 2019

–   Dorotheos (Dbar), archimandrite, Sangulia G.A. Medieval church of St. George in the village of Ankhua: preliminary results of archaeological excavation in 2019 // Archaeological heritage of the Caucasus: Current problems of study and conservation. XXXI Krupnovsky readings. Materials of the International Scientific Conference dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Krupnovsky readings and the 50th anniversary of the Derbent archaeological expedition. Makhachkala, April 20-25, 2020 / ed. M.S.

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Transcript of the comments of Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) on the interview of K.F. Zatulin (20.09.2020)

–   Good evening, dear friends. Today I would like to comment on the interview of Konstantin Fyodorovich Zatulin, a well-known Russian politician, deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. I hope, most of you have seen this interview. I also give comments because in this interview Konstantin Fyodorovich is talking about religious topics in Abkhazia as well, in particular, he is talking about the New Athos Monastery.

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Feast of Orthodoxy. Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar)

–   Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar)  Feast of Orthodoxy   The Feast of Orthodoxy is celebrated on the first Sunday of Great Lent. The Feast is kept in memory of the final defeat of iconoclasm and the restoration of the icons to the churches. In 8-9 centuries, the Church was troubled with the heresy of “iconoclasm”. A whole movement of Orthodox people, led by several emperors, demanded to legislate the ban

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