Prayer procession to Anakopia mountain.

On 18 April, 2023, a celebration in honor of the icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary “Portaitissa” (Vratarnitsa) was held in the New Athos Monastery. After the Divine Liturgy, the parishioners of the monastery and students of the Abkhaz State University, led by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), climbed the Anakopia Mountain. In the chapel dedicated to the Iverian icon of the Mother of God “Portaitissa” (Vratarnitsa), a water-blessing prayer service was held. Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) told the participants of the prayer procession about the history of the Anakopia fortress.