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 of Abkhazia took part in it.

After the water blessing service, on the hill where the churches are located, there was held a prayer dedicated to St. Eustathius Apsilian according to the Abkhazian Christian tradition, after the prayer everyone was invited to a festive meal.

On the eve of 2 October 2019, employees of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia cleared the foot of the hill and the area around the churches.