In the Athonite monastery of Dochiar elected a new Abbot


The election of a new Abbot took place after 40 days after the death of the previous Abbot of Dohihara – gerondi Gregory (Somisa), said “the Union of Orthodox journalists.”

Father Amphilochius. Photo: December 4, the feast day of Introduction in temple Presvjatoj of the virgin, in the monastery of Dochiar of mount Athos unanimously elected the new Abbot. As reported on his page in Facebook Obukhov Archbishop Jonah (Cherepanov), this honorary position was taken hieromonk Amphilochius, who from the age of 13 was a spiritual child of the deceased the elder Gregory.

Governor Jonah monastery, Archbishop Jonah, who is now on the Holy Mountain, published a few photos and videos taken in the monastery at the time of voting and the announcement of the election results.

“The Abbot Doberski The STS. Aksios!” commented on what is happening and the Archbishop noted that in his first speech as the father hegumen Amphilochius of asked for prayer.

“The elder brethren of the monastery of the Abbot hands the staff to the newly elected Abbot. After that leads to the throne of the Abbot, gives the first step and is suitable to be congratulated. All the other regalia – the cross, the robe, the staff are given after his enthronement. Presentation of staff. Aksios! As one of my friends said – look and be saved…” wrote the Bishop.


Previous the Abbot of the monastery Dochiar Archimandrite Gregory (Sumis) reposed in the Lord on October 22, on 77-m to year of life.

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