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15.07.2019

Reconstruction of the retaining wall on the territory of the Intercession Church in New Athos

On 20 April 2019, the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia began the reconstruction of the retaining wall on the territory of the Church of the Intercession in New Athos. The proportions of the area is 960 m².

On 5 April 2019, at the regular meeting of the New Athos Assembly, the Chairman of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) offered to give the following official name to the city square in front of the Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Virgin Mary: “The Square of the Church Intercession” («Ананалқәыршә-ныха ашҭа» in the Abkhaz language). The deputies of the City Assembly unanimously supported the above proposal and appealed to the Head of Administration of New Athos with the request to prepare a corresponding proposal to the Administration of Gudauta district.

On 10 July 2019, the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia completed the reconstruction of the retaining wall of the square of the Intercession Church in New Athos. The length of the supporting wall is 45 m., The height of the retaining wall is from 135 cm to 207 cm, the thickness is 70 cm. The retaining wall is a structure made of reinforced concrete, lined with limestone from a dismantled pre-revolutionary pillar. The design of the retaining wall and fence matches the appearance, formed in the middle of XX century.

In addition, the pre-revolutionary original lawn fence adjoining the square and the flight of stairs from the Intercession square to Kurortnaya Street were restored. The total length of the restored fences is 63 m. At all entrances to the area of the Intercession 11 traffic signs were also erected.