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)
 
 
 


Koman church and place of the Third Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist. Early 1990s.

Koman church and place of the Third Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist. Early 1990s.

 

 

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Water blessing service in the high mountain village of Pskhu. Early 1990s.

Water blessing service in the high mountain village of Pskhu. Early 1990s.

 

 

 

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Construction of a wooden church in the high mountain village of Pskhu. Early 2000s.

Construction of a wooden church in the high mountain village of Pskhu. Early 2000s the church burned down in a fire shortly after the completion of construction.

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Pilgrims from Russia in the Koman monastery. February 2003.

Pilgrims from Russia in the Koman monastery. February 2003.

 

 

A group of pilgrims from Sochi visiting the monastery of St. John Chrysostom in Koman.
Hegumen Ephrem (Vinogradov).

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The first pilgrimage group from Russia to Abkhazia, 1994.

1. Pilgrims from Russia visiting the Pitsunda Patriarchal Cathedral. In the center: novice Nazariy Kiut and archaeologist Ruslan Bartsits.

 

2. Pilgrims from Russia visiting the Mokva church. In the middle of the…

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Юрий Сенкевич и иерей Виссарион Аплиаа. Абхазия, август 1998 г.

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На фотографии стоят слева направо: Юрий Сенкевич, иерей Виссарион Аплиаа, Саид Таркил и Владислав Ардзинба. Фотография была сделана во время съемок сюжета «Православная Абхазия» в рамках…

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Иерей Виссарион Аплиаа и игумен Петр (Пиголь) на месте погребения жертв Латской трагедии. Гудаута, лето 1993 г.

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Иерей Виссарион Аплиаа и игумен Петр (Пиголь) на месте погребения жертв Латской трагедии. Гудаута, лето 1993 г.

 

Фотографии Ю….

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Иерей Виссарион Аплиаа и протоиерей Григорий Пигалов. Москва, 1991 г.

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1. Иерей Виссарион Аплиаа в епитрахили и с напрестольным крестом.

 

2. Иерей Виссарион Аплиаа в Свято-Троицкой Сергиевой Лавре.

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Иерей Виссарион Аплиаа и игумен Петр (Пиголь) в Ново-Афонском монастыре. (Лето 1993 г.)

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1, 2. Двор Ново-Афонского монастыря — на тот момент прифронтового госпиталя. Раздача продуктов питания жителям северного корпуса (на тот момент бывшего многоквартирным коммунальным жильем) Ново-Афонского монастыря….

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Priest Vissarion Apliaa and Hegumen Peter (Pigol) with military personnel (1993)

Priest Vissarion Apliaa and Hegumen Peter (Pigol) with military personnel of the armed forces of the Republic of Abkhazia and the Russian Federation. Summer 1993.

Photo: Yu. A. Aksenov

 

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Meeting of church leaders with Vladislav Ardzinba (1993)

Meeting of church leaders with the chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Abkhazia V. G. Ardzinba, held in the summer of 1993 in Gudauta.

In the photographs: Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Abkhazia…

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Regent school at the New Athos Theological School. 1st group (2003-2005). Vignette

Regent school at the New Athos Theological School. 1st group (2003-2005). Vignette

The leadership and teaching staff of the regent school in the top row from left to right: M.G. Tuzhba, P.D.Petrov,…

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