On May 23, 2018, a Divine Liturgy was held in memory of Saint Apostle Simon the Canaanite, an enlightener of Abkhazia, in the New Athos Monastery.
The divine service was headed by Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar), the chairman of the Council of the Holy Metropolis of Abkhazia.
That day, pilgrims from different regions of Abkhazia and Russia gathered in the monastery.
After litany (processions with an icon around the cathedral church), the flock and pilgrims were invited by the abbot of the New Athos monastery, hierodeacon David (Sarsanya) to a traditional festive meal.
Feast of Saint Apostle Simon the Canaanite in the New Athos Monastery – the reportage of Gudauta TV