Council of Priests of Abkhazia

The Council of Priests of Abkhazia unites the seven principal priests of the Abkhazian traditional religion, who are responsible for the Seven Shrines of Abkhazia. The council was formally constituted on 3 August 2012. Its chairman is Zaur Chichba, the priest of Dydrypsh, and its executive secretary Khajarat Khvartskhia.[1][2]

Council of Priests of Abkhazia
TypeNon-profit, Abkhaz neopaganism
  • Sukhumi, Akhbazia
Official language
Chairman (Priest of Dydrypsh)
Zaur Chichba (2012-)


  1. ^ "В Абхазии создана религиозная организация "Совет жрецов Абхазии"". Apsnypress. 3 August 2012. Archived from the original on 25 November 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  2. ^ Kuzmin, Denis (3 August 2008). "Совет жрецов". Echo of the Caucasus. Retrieved 7 April 2013.