08.07.2019

Feast of St. John the Baptist’s Nativity in Ankhua

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7 July, 2019, on the day of the feast of the Nativity of the Holy and Glorious Prophet, John the Baptist, at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy in the cathedral church of St. Panteleimon, New Athos Monastery, the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia organized a pilgrimage to the monastery of St. John the Baptist in the village of Ankhua.

Water blessing was performed in the former refectory of the skete. About forty parishioners of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia took part in the water blessing. The service was led by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar).

After the completion of the prayer service in the courtyard of the skete, a festive meal was organized for all presented people.