Ilia II of Georgia: there was never a time that humanity has fallen so low

Vestnik Kavkaza - 24/2/15 “People today think only of material goods and do not see how low they have fallen spiritually and how unhappy they are, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II said during his Sunday sermon. The Catholicos-Patriarch emphasized that the choice of heaven or hell always remains within a person. “Man himself stands to the right ...

Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia concerned about situation in Syria

Trend N.Kirtzkhalia - 12/9/13 Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is concerned about the situation in Syria, which can develop into a full-scale war, he said on Wednesday during a meeting in Tbilisi with the U.S Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Thomas Melia. "We are very worried because of the situation that has developed in Syria today. ...

Georgian Catholicos hosts Turkish FM

28/3/13 Patriarch, Turkish Foreign Minister discuss definition of legal status of Georgian monuments on the Turkish territory. Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia ll has hosted Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu in the Patriarchate of Georgia yesterday . According to the press service of the Patriarchate, the Georgian Patriarch and the Turkish Foreign Minister discussed a ...

Georgian church declares 2013 the year of Queen Tamar

19/2/13 Georgian Orthodox Church has declared 2013 the year of Queen Tamar. Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II made this statement during a Sunday sermon. He said 2013 is the anniversary year, as scientists believe that this year marks the 800th anniversary of Georgian queen's death. "There are other assumptions, but most scientists think that way, so we ...

Yanukovych presents Order of Merit I to Patriarch of Georgia

2013-01-15 KYIV, January 15. /UKRINFORM/. Ukrainian Ambassador to Georgia Vasyl Tsybenko handed the Order of Merit I over to spiritual leader of Georgia, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, read a decree of President Viktor Yanukovych, published on January 9 over the 80th anniversary of His Holiness and the 35th anniversary of his enthronement, GHN reported. "To ...

Georgia to celebrate 35th anniversary of enthronement of Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II

Trend, N. Kirtskhalia- 25/12/12 Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is celebrating the day of his enthronement today. As the Patriarchate of Georgia told Trend, in this regard Patriarch will hold a festive liturgy in Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, where he was elected to the Patriarchate of Georgia 35 years ago. Crowd is expected to arrive in the church. Catholicos-Patriarch of ...

His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia the Second Visits Israel

22/2/2012 His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia the Second departed for Israel on February 16. During his visit in Israel His Holiness will meet the Patriarch of Jerusalem Orthodox Church, Theopile II and visit Holy Christian sites. While in Israeli, the Patriarch will have a meeting with President of the State of Israel ...

565 more babies became Patriarch’s godchildren

20/1/2012 565 more babies became the Patriarch’s godchildren. The 21st baptism was held at the Trinity Cathedral yesterday. The Patriarch arrived at the cathedral for the baptism and blessed his godchildren. He also delivered a sermon. Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is already the godfather of 10,400 children. The Patriarch has been baptizing each third ...

Catholicos Patriarch of all Georgia to visit Germany for medical examination

17/1/2012 Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II will leave for Germany for medical examination at the end of this week. As Patriarchate told Trend, he will stay in Germany for 10 days and will undergo rehabilitation in one of the clinics. Two years ago, Ilia II underwent surgery on his heart, and therefore doctors recommended him to ...

Ilia II – “Don’t be afraid of obstacles”

4/1/2012 His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II called on the Georgian population not to be intimidated by obstacles in his televised New Year address. As the Patriarch said, “Problems will be left behind and peace and happiness will prevail”. “Each New Year is always mysterious. We don’t know what we will ...

Patriarch Preaches Respect for Parents

5/12/2011 The Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia Ilia the second spoke about importance of respecting parents. He said that parents today give a varied education to their children, but they’re forgetting spiritual education. “That’s why they don’t grow up as we expect them to be but selfish people who leave their parents. Parents, spending their lives bringing ...

All-night vigil at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Primate of the Russian Church

19/11/2011 On19 November 2011, at the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Primate of the Russian Church, all night vigil was held at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Worship was led by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, His Holiness and Beatitude, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II , Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and ...

Echmiadzin spokesman: Armenian and Georgian churches signed no Documents

16.06.11 The head of the information center of the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin has refuted reports that the Armenian and Georgian churches signed a document during the visit of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II to Georgia. Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II to Georgia. “No text has ever been signed between the churches, moreover a text ...

Georgian idea and Georgian World

By Messenger Staff 27/4/2011 During the recent religious celebrations, Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II paid certain attention to political themes. If we realize how much respect the Catholicos Patriarch has here in Georgia, we should understand the importance of these statements. This time during the Easter ceremony he paid much attention to the so called Georgian ...

Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia Meets Diplomatic Corps

Yesterday, Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II met with diplomatic corps and stated that extremely tensed relations between the government and the opposition were added to another acute problem of restoration of territorial integrity of Georgia.“Georgia is passing a transitional period. There are problems which still remain to be solved. The country’s territorial integrity ...

Statement by Georgian Patriarchate

Recently, there have been appeared publications about health of Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II in Georgian media specifying no sources the articles give “detail information” on events which did not occurred in reality. Those articles cast aspersions on specific hierarchy as well as the Georgian Patriarchate in general.We are certain that such articles ...

Patriarch Blessed Congregation to Start Lent

Catholic Patriarch of Georgia Ilia the second blessed congregation to start Lent.Ilia the second spoke about forgiveness in St. Trinity temple. Orthodox Church celebrates the day of forgiveness that is the Sunday of forgiveness. Believers ask each other for forgiveness. The service of forgiveness will be delivered by patriarch of Georgia, Ilia the ...

Georgian Patriarch to undergo medical examination in Munich

Tbilisi, February 4, Interfax - The Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is going to Germany on Wednesday to undergo a medical examination, a source at the Georgian Patriarchate told Interfax."Patriarch's health condition is improving, currently it is stable and satisfactory, there is nothing to worry about, but after the consultation between Georgian and ...