11.01.2021

Nativity of Christ in the New Athos Monastery

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

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07.12.2020

Planting of fruit trees in the Skete of St. John the Baptist

In November 2020, on the territory of the Skete of St. John the Baptist, adjacent to the skete on the eastern side, the staff and workers of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia planted various fruit trees. In particular, planted: 1) сherry-laurel – 11 roots; 2) apple trees – 11 roots; 3) pomegranates – 14 roots; 4) fig trees – 6 roots; 5) persimmons – 6 roots; 6) pears – 5

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01.12.2020

Condolences on the passing of Boris Yuryevich Alexandrov

The monastery of the Holy Apostle Simon the Canaanite in New Athos expresses condolences on the passing of Boris Yuryevich Alexandrov to his family and friends. In November 2019, a well-known Russian entrepreneur, president of Rostagroexport and founder of the “B. Yu. Alexandrov” brand, visited the New Athos Monastery. He expressed his wish to provide financial assistance to the monastery for restoration works. In the late of 2019, B. Yu.

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30.11.2020

Schedule of Church Services (December 2020)

3 December, Thursday: 16.00 – Great Vespers with Litany 4 December, Friday: The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 5 December, Saturday: 16.00 – Vespers, Confession 6 December, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 12 December, Saturday: 16.00 – Vespers, Confession 13 December, Sunday of St. Andrew the Apostle, enlightener of Abkhazia 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine

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19.10.2020

The corn harvest in the Skete of St. John the Baptist

On 16 October 2020, the corn harvest began in the Skete of St. John the Baptist. Employees of the New Athos Monastery harvested 1050 kilogram of corn on that day. The entire harvested corn was delivered to the subsidiary farm of the New Athos Monastery for storing in a new barn (abh. Аца), built in August this year. The rest of the corn and beans will be harvested by the

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12.10.2020

Representatives of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia donated aid to victims of Nagorno-Karabakh

On 9 October 2020, the abbot of the New Athos Monastery, Hierodeacon David (Sarsaniya), together with other representatives of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia Germain Marchand and Azamat Chuaz visited the Armenian church of Surb Amenaprkich in the city of Gagra to transfer donations to victims of the recent military events in Nagorno-Karabakh. On behalf of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia, Ab David (Sarsaniya) gave a cover

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05.10.2020

Preparations of canned vegetables from the garden of the New Athos monastery

This year, for the first time since the revival of the New Athos Monastery in 1994, agricultural works have been carried out in the monastery. Vegetables, cereals and other crops are cultivated. Agricultural works were carried out on the territory of the New Athos Monastery and on the territory of the Skete of St. John the Baptist in the village of Ankhua. After the crops were harvested, they were canned

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05.10.2020

Schedule of Church Services (October 2020)

3 October, Saturday of St. Martyr Eustathius Apsilian († 740), St. Anastasius of Constantinople († 662) and St. Anastasia Apocrisiaria († 666). Pilgrimage to the ancient churches of Tsabal fortress, services of water prayer, arthoclosy and a special prayer to St. Eustathius Apsilian. 16.00 – Vespers, confession. 4 October, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy. 10 October, Saturday: 16.00 – Vespers, confession. 11 Sunday, October of Saint 12

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02.10.2020

Victory and Independence Day of the Republic of Abkhazia

On 29 September 2020, commemorative events dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the Victory of Abkhazian people in the Patriotic War of 1992-1993 were held in New Athos. In the cathedral church of the New Athos Monastery, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) prayed for the Homeland (Doxology). After the prayer service, the abbot of the New Athos Monastery, Hierodeacon David (Sarsania) served Litany at the burial place of the soldiers at the

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02.10.2020

Rector of the North Caucasian Federal University visited the New Athos Monastery

On 25 September, 2020 the Rector of the North Caucasian Federal University D.N.Bespalov visited the New Athos Monastery, accompanied by the director of the Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Research named after D.I. Gulia ANA, member of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia A.E. Ashuba. In the cathedral church of St. Panteleimon, the guests were met by the abbot of the New Athos monastery, Hierodeacon David (Sarsaniya). He told

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02.10.2020

Works on installing newly painted icons for the iconostasis of the cathedral church of the New Athos Monastery completed

On 25 September, 2020 the remaining 5 icons were installed for the new iconostasis at the cathedral church of St. Great Martyr Panteleimon. The icons are 152 × 73 cm, they were painted by the icon painter Vladimir Guk in the Byzantine style, covered with gold leaf and they have inscriptions in the Abkhaz language. The iconostasis contains images of St. John the Baptist, St. Apostle Andrew, St. Apostle Simon

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09.09.2020

Schedule of Church Services for September 2020

5 September, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, confession. 6 September, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy. 11 September, Friday: Beheading of St. John the Baptist. 10.00 – Holy water-prayer-service in the skete of St. John the Baptist in the village of Ankhua (7 km from New Athos). Fast day. 12 September, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, confession 13 September, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy. 19 September, Saturday:

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