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.
Parishioners of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia took part in the celebration. The divine service was led by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). At the end of the service, all parishioners and pilgrims were invited to a traditional festive meal.