29.04.2021

Schedule of Church Services (from 26 April to 2 May)

Holy Week and Easter: 28 April: Holy Wednesday 18.00 – Sacrament of Anointing of the sick, Confession 29 April: Holy Thursday(Чачхады́л). Memories of the Last Supper 10.00 – Holy Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 18.00 – Matins with reading of 12 Passion Gospels 30 April: Holy Friday 10.00 – Canonical hours 14.00 – Vespers and presentation of shroud 18.00 – Matins and procession with the shroud around

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12.04.2021

Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) took part in the 65th scientific session of Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Researches

From 6 to 9 April 2021 at the Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Researches named after I. D. Gulia ANA held the 65th final scientific session dedicated to the 100 birth anniversary of Lily Akaba. More than 40 different scientific reports were presented at the session. The session was attended by Doctor of Theology, Senior Researcher of the Department of History of Abkhazian Institute named after D. Gulia ANA, Chairman of

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02.04.2021

Schedule of Church Services (1-30 April, 2021)

3rd week of Lent 2 April, Friday: 17.00 – Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos 3 April, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, Сonfession 4 April, Sunday: Veneration of the Cross 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 4th week of Lent 7 April, Wednesday: Annunciation (Агәырӷьаҿҳәаша) 9 April, Friday: 17.00 – Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos 10 April, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, Сonfession 11 April,

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11.03.2021

Germain Marchand: A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ABKHAZIAN CHURCH ISSUE

Sukhum. 6 March, 2021. Apsnypress. The “Apsnypress” news agency asked the secretary of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia Germain Marchand to share his view on the statement of the Patriarchate of the Georgian Orthodox Church of 26 February, 2021. The GOC made a statement in response to Priest Vissarion Apliaa, head of the Diocesan Council of the AOC. The statement of the GOC again refers to the

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03.03.2021

Schedule of Church Services (March 2021)

6 March, Saturday of Souls (commemoration of the dead, аԥсцәа рсабша) 7.00 – Matins 8.30 – Divine Liturgy 10.00 – Memorial Service for the dead 17.00 – Vespers, Confession 7 March, Sunday, Myasopustnaya (Abh. Акәацфара амҽыш), about the Last Judgment 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy From 7 to 13 March Wednesday and Friday fasting will be canceled 13 March, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers 14 March, Sunday, Quinquagesima Sunday

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19.02.2021

Representatives of HMA took part in the final seminar of the Center for Social and Economic Studies of Abkhazia

On 6 February 2021, at the Center for Social and Economic Studies, headed by O. N. Damenia, a final seminar was held on the results of activities in 2020. State and various public organizations, including the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia took part in the activities of the Center. The head of the Center for Social and Economic Studies Oleg Damenia asked the invitees to share their opinions on the activities

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01.02.2021

Schedule of Church Services (from 1 to 28 February)

    6 February, Saturday: 16.00 – Vespers, Confession 7 February, Sunday: Council of New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church. New Martyrs and Confessors of the Sukhum and Sukhum-Abkhazian Dioceses: Holy Martyrs Metropolitan Seraphim Chichagov († 1937) and Archbishop Andrey Ukhtomsky († 1937); Martyrs of New Athos – Schema monk Alexander and monk Gideon (+ 1930); Confessor Priest Elizbar Achba († 1944) and St. George Karslidis († 1959).

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22.01.2021

The feast of Epiphany in New Athos

On 18-19 January 2021, Divine Services in honor of the Feast of Epiphany were held in the monastery of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite. Despite the weather conditions on 19 January, after the Divine Liturgy, the clergy and laity went to the Psyrdzkha River to perform a great water blessing ceremony.

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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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19.12.2020

Chairman of the Council of HMA took part in a meeting with the Vice President of Abkhazia

On 18 December 2020, the Vice-President of the Republic of Abkhazia Badra Gunba held a meeting with the participation of the Speaker of the People’s Assembly Valery Kvarchia, President of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia Zurab Dzhapua, Director of Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Studies Arda Ashuba, Secretary of the Сivic Chamber Guli Kichba, famous historians Alexey Papaskir, Guram Gunba, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), Naala Kaslandzia and Aslan Avidzba. The reason

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08.12.2020

Landscaping works in the Skete of St. John the Baptist

In December 2020, works on the improvement of the territory of the Skete of St. John the Baptist were continued in the village of Ankhua. The southern and northern slopes of the Skete were cleared of wild vegetation, then landscaping works were carried out with the use of special equipment.

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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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