‘WITH LOVE FOR TRUTH’ On Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II and the visit of Pope Francis to Georgia

pravoslavie.ru - 5/10/16 From Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 Pope Francis visited the ancient Orthodox nation of Georgia, celebrating Mass in a Tbilisi stadium on Saturday, Oct. 1 for the capital’s small Catholic population. Hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church were noticeably absent. As it should be. The media is variously reporting the absence of any official Georgian Orthodox ...

Patriarch Ilia II: “God is with us. These words are written in the Bible”

Pravoslavie.ru - December 2014 On the occasion of the 37th anniversary of his patriarchal enthronment, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia together with the Holy Synod members celebrated a festal Liturgy at the Patriarchal Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in the city of Mtskheta, which earlier this year the Georgian Orthodox Church declared as the “Holy City”. During his sermon Ilia ...

Relics of a great Georgian saint, elder Gabriel (Urgebadze), uncovered

26/2/14 On February 22, 2014, in the Georgian town of Mtskheta—the former capital of the early Georgian kingdom of Iberia—a significant event happened at the Samtavro Convent, which Orthodox Christians of Georgia and all over the world had waited with great reverence and love. The holy relics of the great elder and wonder-worker, Blessed Father Gabriel ...

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 ...