Relations between Georgian and Armenian churches

A sketch with an incident in the background By Georgy Kalatozishvili, Tbilisi. Exclusively for Vestnik Kavkaza http://vestikavkaza.ru - July - August 2014 Recent events at the Surb Echmiadzin church in Tbilisi city center drew attention to relations between the Georgian and Armenian churches. The clash between Georgians and Armenians in the Avlabar District of Tbilisi is unique and was ...

Georgia: Orthodox manifest

Georgy Kalatozishvili, Tbilisi. Exclusively to Vestnik Kavkaza Vestnik Kavkaza - Janaury 2014 The Christmas sermon by Catholicos Patriarch of all-Georgia Ilya II stirred up public opinion. There were several clashes near the patriarchy and several press conferences of church officials who had to explain the position of the head of Church on artificial insemination, conceiving in vitro, ...

Is Abkhazia returning to Byzantium?

  Georgy Kalatozishvili, Tbilisi. Exclusively to Vestnik Kavkaza  21/6/13 The Minister of Justice of Abkhazia registered the Christian religious organization Sacred Metropolis of Abkhazia (SMA) with its office in New Athos. Thus, the Abkhazian state legally equaled SMA and the Sukhumi-Pitsunda Eparchy (SPE). It seemed the decision was purely juridical and didn’t touch on the interests of various geopolitical ...