27.09.2022

Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) took part in an international scientific conference in Vladikavkaz

  On 22-25 September 2022, an international scientific conference “Christianity in the North Caucasus: history, culture, modern society” was held in Vladikavkaz, dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the baptism of Alania. The conference was held in the assembly hall of the North Ossetian Institute of Humanitarian and Social Research named after. V. I. Abaev of the Vladikavkaz Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The conference was attended

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06.09.2022

Clearing the territory of the ruins of two medieval churches in the village of Bzhylua, Ankhua

On 13 August 2022, the staff and parishioners of the HMA under the leadership of senior researcher of the department of history of Abkhazian Institute for Human Researches named after D. Gulia Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) continued clearing the territory of the ruins of two medieval churches from wild vegetation in the village of Bzhylua (Бжьылҩа-ныхақәа), Ankhua, Gudauta region. These works are carried out before the start of archaeological excavations, which

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09.08.2022

Feast of St. Great Martyr Panteleimon in the New Athos Monastery

On 8-9 August 2022, feast of St. Great Martyr Panteleimon took place in the New Athos Monastery. The cathedral church of the monastery was consecrated in the name of this martyr. After the morning prayer service, followed by the rite of the small water blessing, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) celebrated the Divine Liturgy. After the Liturgy, Litany was served (a procession with the miraculous icon of St. Panteleimon around the cathedral

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02.08.2022

Chairman of the HMA Council took part in the round table “Protection of objects of historical and cultural heritage”

  On 15 July 2022, in the business center of “Everest”, Sukhum, a round table was held on the topic “Protection of objects of historical and cultural heritage”. The round table was led by «Юристы Абхазии» (Lawyers of Abkhazia) organization Moderator – Oleg Papaskiri. Two reports were presented at the round table, by Ruslan Chamyan and Dana Kudjba. Also, representatives of the department for the protection of the historical and

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02.08.2022

Schedule of Church Services (1-31 August, 2022)

  4 August, Thursday of St. Mary Magdalene (I century) and St. Martyr Longinus (4th century). 7.00 – Matins 8.30 – Divine Liturgy (to be celebrated in the upper part of the central cathedral). 6 August, Saturday: 17.00 – Vespers, Confession. 7 August, Sunday: 7.00 – Matins 9.00 – Divine Liturgy 8 August, Monday: 7.00 – Great Vespers with Litany, Confession. 9 August, Tuesday of St. Panteleimon. Patronal feast of

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02.08.2022

Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar): “YOU SHOULD FEEL GUILTY BEFORE THE ORTHODOX FLOCK OF ABKHAZIA!”

  Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), Doctor of Theology, Chairman of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia   “YOU SHOULD FEEL GUILTY BEFORE THE ORTHODOX FLOCK OF ABKHAZIA!”   An open appeal to the Primates and Holy Synods of the Local Orthodox Churches. Dear Fathers, Primates of the Local Orthodox (Catholic) Churches and Bishops who are members of the Holy Synods (Assemblies of Bishops) of the Local Orthodox (Catholic) Churches!

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29.07.2022

Help for the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics

  In July 2022, the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia provided charitable assistance to residents of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. 500,000 ₽ were transferred to the settlement account of the “Ashana” Cultural and Charitable Foundation, which carried out a charitable collection of humanitarian aid. Also, the New Athos Monastery purchased food and household stuff for refugees as charitable assistance.

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28.07.2022

Chairman and Secretary of HMA Council took part in a scientific and practical seminar

The Chairman of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) and the Secretary of the Council of HMA Germain Marchand took part in a scientific and practical seminar on the topic of “Abkhazian culture in the context of national security”. The seminar was organized by the Autonomous non-profit organization of “Center for Social and Economic Research”. The director of the ANO CSER, Ph.D. Oleg Damenia, leading

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27.07.2022

Open lecture by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) for the Sukhum Greek Society “Irini”

  On 26 July, 2022 Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), Doctor of Theology, Leading Researcher at Department of history of Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Studies named after D. Gulia, Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia, was invited by the Sukhum Greek Society “Irini” to give an open lecture on the topic: “Greek settlements in Abkhazia (second half of the 19th – early 20th centuries)”. At the end of the lecture, Fr. Dorotheos answered

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03.06.2022

Memory Day of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite in the New Athos Monastery

On 23 May 2022, Memory Day of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite, the Enlightener of Abkhazia was observed in the New Athos Monastery. On this day, the Divine Liturgy took place in the monastery, it was held by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). After the liturgy, the parishioners and pilgrims of the monastery took part in a litany (a procession with an icon around the cathedral church). During the procession, traditional Abkhaz

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18.05.2022

Expedition to the Agtsa grotto of Ankhua village

On 11 May 2022, an expedition to the grotto of Agtsa took place, situated in Ankhua, Gudauta region. In the expedition took part speleologists Vladimir Kakalia, Vasily Mashkov and Alkhas Smyr, director of the National New Athos Historical and Cultural Reserve “Anakopia” Alkhas Argun and Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). Members of the group, using special climbing equipment, descended from the top of the cliff (coordinates: N 43°07.603′ E 040°49.717′; height: 477

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18.05.2022

Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) took part in the 1st International Shinkuba Readings

  On 12-13 May 2022, the 1st International Shinkuba Readings took place at the Abkhaz Institute for Humanitarian Research named after. D. Gulia ANA, dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the People’s Poet of Abkhazia, academician, statesman Bagrat Shinkuba. At the readings, about 40 different scientific reports were made in three sections. The session was attended by Doctor of Theology, Leading Researcher of the Department of History of the Abkhaz

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