04.10.2019

Feast of St. Eustathius Apsilian

On 3 October 2019, on the memorable day of St. Eustathius Apsilian, in the fortress of Tsabal, near the ruins of ancient churches, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) held a water blessing service and artoclasia, 38 parishioners of the Holy Metropolis…

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02.10.2019

26th anniversary of the Victory

On 29 and 30 September 2019, there were held commemorative events dedicated to the 26th anniversary of the victory of the Abkhazian people in the Patriotic War.

On Sunday, 29 September, a…

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27.09.2019

New icons for the iconostasis of the cathedral church in the New Athos Monastery

On 27 September 2019, on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the Cathedral Church of the New Athos Monastery, after the Divine Liturgy, the newly painted icons were consecrated for the iconostasis, established in 2017….

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26.09.2019

Schismatics: real and fake

The ancient church writer Erma, who wrote the book “Pastor,” said that one should not condemn anyone and one should not listen to people who condemn others. If we listen to people who slander or blame others…

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25.09.2019

“Vdokhnovenye” (Inspiration) Youth Choir performed at the New Athos Monastery

 

On 25 September 2019, a concert of the “Vdokhnovenye” (Inspiration) Choir of the Moscow Children’s Music School №96 under the direction of Elena Atlas was held in the cathedral church of…

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25.09.2019

Schedule of Church Services (1-31 October)

 

Since 1 October Church services have been held in St. Andrew’s Church

3 October, Thursday of Martyr Eustathius Apsilian († 740), St. Anastasius of Constantinople († 662) and St. Anastasia Apocrisiaria (†…

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23.09.2019

A castle stone with the date of the New Athos Monastery’s construction was discovered

On 23 September 2019, during the cleaning of the facade walls of the New Athos Monastery’s main entrance, a castle stone of the entrance arch vault with the following inscription was discovered: «Начато 1884. Окончено ҂АѾЧЄ Годъ» (Начато в…

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23.09.2019

Fragments of ceramics from the ruins of the church in the village of Bzhylua (Ankhua, Gudauta district)

 

The ruins of a medieval church № 2, located in the village of Bzhylua (Ankhua), Gudauta district, were cleared of wild vegetation in 2018. After the cleansing of the church there…

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23.09.2019

A stone with fragments of frescoes from the ruins of the church in the village of Bzhylua (Ankhua village, Gudauta district)

The ruins of a medieval church, located in the village of Bzhylua (Ankhua), Gudauta district, were cleared of wild vegetation in 2018. After the cleansing of the church there were heavy rains, they exposed the topsoil, which revealed a…

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19.09.2019

Traditional pilgrimage to the church in honor of Theotokos of Blachernae in Agubedia village

 

On 13 September 2019, employees and parishioners of the New Athos Monastery made a pilgrimage trip to the church in honor of Theotokos of Blachernae in Agubedia village, Tquarchal district.

The abbot…

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