Georgia’s Orthodox Church signs agreement with Defense Ministry

Georgia’s Orthodox Church signs agreement with Defense Ministry

Democracy & Freedom Watch - 19/8/14 TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Ministry of Defense on Sunday signed a memorandum with the country’s Orthodox Church. The agreement was signed at Trinity (Sameba) Cathedral by Defense Minister Irakli Alasania and Patriarch Ilia II and is about ‘spiritual, moral principles and strengthening of patriotism, further understanding military commitment to the country and revival and ...

Orthodox church leaders leaving Georgia

TBILISI, DFWatch — 14/1/13 Clerics from different Orthodox countries will leave today, Monday. The guests arrived five days ago in order to congratulate Georgian Patriarch Ilia II with his 80th birthday and 35th year since his inauguration. Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople is among the guests. Also among the guests were the Serbian Patriarch, Metropolitan of ...

Tbilisi municipality launches restoration of Armenian Church

23/1/2012 TBILISI. – Municipality of Tbilisi started restoration works of the Armenian Church St. Nshan in the ancient part of the capital. “Currently the territory is being cleaned up from rubbish. Afterwards, the restoration will start,” municipality informs, Georgia Online reports. As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, the agreement to restore the Armenian Church was reached between Armenian ...

Armenians may change demographic situation in one of Georgia’s regions – former President

5/12/2011 TBILISI. – Former Georgian President Eduard Shevarnadze considers construction of a highway connecting Armenia and Adjaria is a direct threat. The project may cause demographic problems for Georgia, he told Asaval-Dasavali newspaper, Georgia Online reports. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan discussed the construction project with his Georgian counterpart Mikhail Saakashvili during his official visit to Tbilisi last ...

’Alexander Mantashyants: Conscience of the Great Armenian’ film shown in Tbilisi

1/12/2011 TBILISI. - A documentary about Armenian great tradesman and benefactor Alexander Mantashov was shown in Tbilisi’s Amirani cinema on Wednesday. The Armenian ambassador in Georgia Hovhannes Manukyan, Armenian Apostolic Church’s leader of the episcopate of Armenians in Georgia bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan and the president of the Industrialists and Businessmen Union Arsen Ghazaryan gave speeches during the ...

Georgian Patriarch seeks reburial of two former Georgian Tsars

25/11/2011 TBILISI (RIA Novosti) The Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church asked for the reburial of two Georgian tsars, Vakhtang IV and Teimuraz II, in Georgia during his visit to Moscow as part of the celebrations of Russian Patriarch Kirill’s birthday. “We talked about the reburial of Georgian tsars Vakhtang IV and Teimuraz II who are buried in ...

Another Armenian Church vandalized in Georgia

22/8/2011 TBILISI. - Another Armenian church was vandalized in Georgia. This time it was Church of Surb Etchmiadzin located in the capital, Tbilisi, which was consecrated by Armenian Catholicos Karekin II two months ago. On August 19 evening two young people, supposedly drunk, entered the Armenian church. Two sellers of candles and cleanup woman labeled their ...