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CALENDAR OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ABKHAZIA. CHRISTMAS

  CALENDAR OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ABKHAZIA АҦСНЫ ОРҬОДОҚС НЫХА АМЗАР CHRISTMAS. ҚЬЫРСАНЫҲӘА   25 December (7 January) . The Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Christmas). Қьырсамза (ԥхынҷкәынмза) 25 (ажьырныҳәамза 7, жәытәла). Ҳ-Аҳ Ду, ҳ-Анцәа, ҳ-Ҿыхыҩ Иаса Қьырса Ижьра́ (иркьаҿ. Қьырсаныҳәа).   Public holiday in the Republic of Abkhazia. In honor of this holiday, the month of December is named in the Abkhaz church calendar –

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ИҲАҨСЫЗ АШЫҚӘСА АИХШЬААЛАҚӘЕИ УАҴӘТӘИ ҲԤЕИԤШИ. Архимандрит Дараҭ (Дбар)

Sorry, this entry is only available in Russian.   Архимандрит Дараҭ (Дбар) ИҲАҨСЫЗ АШЫҚӘСА АИХШЬААЛАҚӘЕИ УАҴӘТӘИ ҲԤЕИԤШИ   Апандемиа   Иҳаҩсыз ашықәсазы, ҳәарада, зегь реиҳа ихадаз зҵаараны иҟан апандемиа. Раԥхьаӡа иргыланы исҳәар сҭахуп: рынарцә бзиахааит аҿкы иагаз ҳтәылауаа зегьы! Ари ачымазара иахҟьаны даара ауаа бзиақәа ҳацәцеит, ишақәнагаз рынарцәымҩа рықәҵарагьы ҳалымшеит. Аха Анцәа Ду, Ихьышьаргәыҵа сакәыхшоуп, урҭ рыԥсы ирҭынчп! Анаҩсан иазгәасҭар сҭахуп, даҽа акык-ҩбак сылаԥш иҵашәаз ҭагылазаашьақәак, ҳазлацәажәо атема иадҳәалоу. Иумбар

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Who the Iranian monarchs of the 18th century thought the Georgian kings were and what kind of politics they had

  Archimandrite Dorotheos(Dbar) Who the Iranian monarchs of the 18th century thought the Georgian kings were and what kind of politics they had   The other day, the secretary of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia Germain Marchand brought me several old books presented by the Abkhaz director, photographer and public figure Ibrahim Chkadua to the fund of the Church-Archaeological Museum of HMA. This is not the first

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Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). MONASTERY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM IN KAMAN (ABKHAZIA)

  Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar)  MONASTERY OF ST.JOHN CHRYSOSTOM IN KAMAN (ABKHAZIA)   On the 120th anniversary of the opening of the convent and the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the male monastery in the Abkhazian Kaman. Monastery of St. John Chrysostom is located 12 km from the capital of Abkhazia Sukhum (Abkh. Aҟәa, ancient Diaskuria, Roman and Byzantine Sebastopolis), at the confluence of the Western and Eastern Gumista (Abkh.

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Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). Don’t push our people into the Otap cave! (My response to Hajarat)

  Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) Don’t push our people into the Otap cave! (My response to Hajarat) [1]   After the “Abkhaz-auto” website reprinted the text of my Easter appeal, a number of unpleasant comments were made by respected Hajarat [2]. What can I say about this situation? I usually don’t enter into debates with my opponents if I see that they are not ready to comprehend deeper the context of

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RESULTS OF RESTORATION WORKS IN THE SKETE OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST IN THE VILLAGE OF ANKHUA IN 2021

  Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), Akhra Smyr  RESULTS OFRESTORATION WORKS IN THE SKETE OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST IN THE VILLAGE OF ANKHUA IN 2021 Removal of building debris   Restoration works in the monastery of St. John the Baptist in the village of Ankhua in 2021 began with the removal of building debris that had accumulated on the basement of a large monk’s residence and in the kitchen of the

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Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) JOURNEY TO ITALY

    Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) JOURNEY TO ITALY[1] Background   One of the priests of the Metropolis (Diocese) of the Greek Orthodox Church, which I belong to, is raising five children. Three of them are his own children, and the priest (or, as the Greeks say, papulis) adopted two children. The circumstances were as follows: two young women confessed to the priest in the parish church that they were going

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PERFORMING АЦУНЫҲӘА (ATSUNYKHUA)

  A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PERFORMING АЦУНЫҲӘА (ATSUNYKHUA) (Rite of prayer among Abkhazians for sending rain) Compiled by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), Akhra Smyr   1. Time of the event The rite of prayer for sending rain Ацуныҳәа (Atsunykhua) is traditionally held in summer. The certain date is related to the cycle of agricultural works and it is established depending on the date of the Easter celebration. There are two ways

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Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). Results of the first year of teaching at ASU

  In September 2020, I was invited as a lecturer of the ancient Greek language on the Department of History, Archeology and Ethnology of Abkhazia at the Faculty of History of the Abkhazian State University (ASU). I delivered lectures on the course of “Ancient Greek for Historians” for master’s degree students of the Faculty of History of ASU. The main goal of the course is to give master’s degree students,

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Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). Some historical facts of the relationship between Abkhazia and the Antiochian Patriarchate

  On 18 May 2021, in Damascus, Patriarch John X of Antioch received the President of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania. This event caused another “hysteria” among the Georgian church leaders. They don’t want to agree with the fact that Abkhazians can keep relations with other states, Churches, cultures, etc. by themselves. I don’t understand why this should be resisted? What’s wrong with that? In order to “calm down” the anger of

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Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar). Memorial plaque with a Greek inscription of 1818 in the Lykhny church (new interpretation)

A memorial plaque with an inscription in Greek has been preserved in the Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in the village of Lykhny, located next to the palace of the sovereign princes of Abkhazia. It is located in the middle of the church (in front of the central ambon) at the level of the floor of the church. The inscription on this plaque also mentions

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Dorotheos (Dbar), archimandrite. The place of death and burial of St. John Chrysostom: Abkhazian Comana or Pontic Comana?

  Dorotheos (Dbar), archimandrite. The place of death and burial of St. John Chrysostom: Abkhazian Comana or Pontic Comana?// Vestnik of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia (Series: Humanities), 10 (2020) Dorotheos (Dbar), archimandrite. The place of death and burial of St. John Chrysostom: Abkhazian Comana or Pontic Comana? from anyhaorg

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