Georgian PM visits St Anthimos Monastery in Bucharest

Basilica News Agency - May 2017 The Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, has visited Thursday Saint Anthimos Monastery in Bucharest. Being founded by a Saint of Georgian origin, Anthimos the Ivirite, this monastery was built during 1713-1715 on the site of an old wooden church dedicated to St Nicholas. His Grace Varlaam of Ploiești, Assistant Bishop ...

Building mosques to restore churches

13/2/2012 Georgian church On February 9, the Georgian Patriarchate released a statement condemning a recent agreement between the Georgian and Turkish governments, on the restoration of religious sites on one another's sovereign territory. The Georgian government has consented to build a new mosque in Batumi, in exchange for restoration work to be conducted on the Oshki ...

Visit of All-Armenian Catholicos to Georgia is over: communiqué not Signed

16/6/2011 Joint communiqué between Georgian and Armenian churches was not signed during the visit of Catholicos of All Armenians to Georgia. Working process and comparison of positions still continue, reported Metropolitan Gerasim, the head of foreign affairs department of Georgian Patriarchate. He dismissed the reports saying it was the Armenian side which allegedly refused to sign the ...

Sharon Stone Becomes Emotional at Georgian Patriarchate

6/8/2011 Sharon Stone was photographed crying during her meeting with Iliya II, the Orthodox Patriarch of Georgia / Sakartvelo on 6 June 2011. It should be recalled that Ms. Stone had a brain hemorrhage in 2001 and she almost died from it. She reported that she had a near death experience and saw a white light ...

Georgian Patriarchate urges to prevent a schism between the Orthodox Abkhazians

Tbilisi, May 16, Interfax - Georgian Patriarchate urged to prevent a schism between the Orthodox Abkhazians. "It appears that the cause of this congress is an internal standoff. We ask the congress participants and all Orthodox believers living in Abkhazia to raise above the processes inspired by outside forces (which are the cause of the existing ...

Georgian Patriarchate: Why aren’t there at least 2-3 Georgian Churches functioning in Turkey?

19/1/2011 Georgian Patriarchate voiced criticism over talks on restoration of ancient Georgian churches in Turkey and mosques in Georgia. “Patriarchate is an owner of all Georgian orthodox churches, including those located abroad, whereas government has a commitment to hold talks with the other side. Therefore, list of the churches presented to the Turkish side and terms of ...

Georgian Patriarchate is ready to dialogue with Abkhazia on Church Question

Tbilisi, December 9, Interfax – The Georgian Orthodox Church is open to the dialogue with Abkhazia, head of the Georgian Patriarchate Foreign Department Metropolitan Gerasim of Zugdidi and Tsaish told journalists. Thus he commented on statements made by a representative of Abkhazian clergy priest Vissarion Aplia about readiness to tune church relations with Tbilisi. Father ...

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 ...

XVII Century Bethany Holy Mother Virgin’s Icon Will Be Brought from National Art Museum to Kashueti Church

Georgian Orthodox Church XVII century Bethany Holy Mother Virgin’s icon will be brought from the National Art Museum to Kashueti Church. The clergy and the parish will gather at the National Art Museum in order to organize a festive rally from the museum to church. There will be held a praying after the rally ...

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 ...

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 ...