On 6-7 January 2021, the feast of the Nativity of Christ took place in the monastery of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite.
In connection with the quarantine measures taken in the Republic of Abkhazia, the flock and pilgrims attended the Church service in surgical masks. They were asked to keep a necessary distance, to be not only in the church of St. Andrew, but also in the cathedral church of St. Panteleimon.
Festive services were held by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). Unfortunately, this year the New Athos Monastery was unable to keep the tradition of festive treats to pilgrims. We have to express our Christian love for our neighbors, obedience to medical workers, comply with health standards and God will help us to overcome the COVID-19 disease.