Museum

The Church and Archaeological Museum of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia.
The foundation of the newly created Church-Archaeological Museum of HMA was founded by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) at the New Athos Spiritual School in 2002. Since 2002 the Foundation has got an extensive collection of pre-revolutionary icons, books, lithographs, photographs and church utensils. In addition there are various architectural artifacts of the ancient Abkhazian temples in the Fund. The collection also contains paintings and graphic works of modern Abkhazian artists on religious topics.
Most exhibits of the Foundation have been discovered or acquired in Abkhazia from 2002 to the present day. The head of the Foundation is the Doctor of Theology, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar).
The Church and Archaeological Museum of HMA will be placed in the eastern three –storey wing of the Monastery of Simon the Canaanite in New Athos. This building was used as an exhibition hall in the Soviet period.
The online exposition of the Foundation of the Church-Archaeological Museum of HMA is available in the official website of HMA (www.anyha.org.category/museum). Dear visitors of the website anyha.org! The administration of the Foundation of the Church-Archaeological Museum of HMA appeals to all residents of Abkhazia with a request for information or transfer of thematic materials and artifacts on the ancient and modern history of Christianity in Abkhazia to the Museum Fund.
Our address: The Republic of Abkhazia, Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia, Monastery of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite in New Athos.
 
 Contacts: Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar)
 
 
 


View of the New Athos Monastery, 2002

View of the New Athos Monastery, 2002
Photo 21.5 × 15 cm, color.

Photo from the personal archive of archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar).
Kept in the fund of the Church-Archaeological Museum of HMA.

read more......


Graduate Nazariy Kiut at the graduation ceremony of the Moscow Theological Seminary (1992)

Graduate Nazariy Kiut at the graduation ceremony of the Moscow Theological Seminary (now Hieromonk Ignatius).
Photo 24 × 17 cm, black and white.
In the photo, graduate Nazariy Kiut (now Hieromonk Ignatius) is…

read more......


Pilgrimage trip to the Aquacha temple (2001)

Pilgrimage trip to the Aquacha temple (Ankhua village, Gudauta region), summer, 2001.
4 photos 21.5 × 15 cm, color.

1. In front of the ruins of the Aquacha temple in the village of Ankhua are standing (from left to right): Omar…

read more......


The Church of the Intercession of the Theotokos in New Athos (1993)

Photo 11 × 18 cm, black and white. Summer, 1993. Photo in the foreground (from left to right): Priest Vissarion Apliaa, Hegumen Peter (Pigal), photographer Aksenov. In the background, restoration…

read more......


Pre-revolutionary photo of a priest and a parochial school in Abkhazia

Pre-revolutionary photo of a priest and a parochial school of the Sukhum Diocese in Abkhazia (presumably, the Kodor or Samurzakan section of the Sukhum district, the Russian Empire).
Photo 23.5 × 16.5…

read more......


Picture of Ruslan Gabliya“Savior”

The picture of”Savior”. X / m., 90 × 136.
Artist: Ruslan Gabliya.

read more......


Handwritten report of the expedition of the Research Institute of Tourism of the Abkhazian ASSR (1965)

Orelkin V.S. Report on the expedition of the Research Institute of Tourism of the Abkhazian ASSR from 12 July to 2 August, 1965 on the territory of N. Athos monument.

Compiled on 2 August, 1965, 4 sheets, 4 drawings…

read more......


Copy of lithography with a view of the monastery of St. Great Martyr Catherine on Mount Sinai (Egypt)

Copy of lithography of 1872 with a view of the monastery of St. Great Martyr Catherine on Mount Sinai. Papyrus, 35 × 44 cm.

read more......


“Transfiguration” painting

“Transfiguration.” Oil on canvas, 31 × 33.5 cm. Date and author unknown.

 

read more......


Posters of concerts with the participation of the choir of the Church of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite (Abkhazia)

Choir of the Church of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite in the city of New Athos was created by Hieromonk Dorotheos (Dbar) in 2004 on the basis of the Regency School of the New Athos Theological School. The choir…

read more......


Handwritten outline of the northern part of New Athos (2004)

Handwritten outline of the northern part of New Athos City. M. 1: 1500. The coordinate system is conditional. The system of heights is Baltic. Artist: R.O. Amirkhanov. Secured the drawing: F. A. Argun. Date of execution: August 30, 2004…

read more......


Almanac of Abkhazian writers (1938).

Almanac of Abkhazian writers. Book 4. Sukhum, 1938. – 208 p.

Alexey Dbar gave it to the fund of the Church and Archaeological Office of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia.

Read (PDF)

read more......


Page