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Patriarch is expected at the Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral today
Publish Time: 2017-02-26 16:07:00
The Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II is expected at the Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral at 7PM today. Patriarch will deliver Forgiveness Prayer. Despite expectations Ilia II did not attended the Sunday Sermon conducted at the Cathedral this morning. Divine Liturgy was led by the high priests of the Holy Trinity Cathedral.The Georgian Orthodox Church today celebrates the day of forgiveness that is Sunday of Forgiveness today. Believers ask forgiveness for their sins to each other before days of Great Lent start. After the Divine Liturgy, congregation and the church workers ask for forgiveness. Great lent starts on February 27 and ends on April 16 by the celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection and Great Easter.
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Orthodox Church Marks Day of Forgiveness - Patriarch may arrive at the Sameba Cathedral today
Publish Time: 2017-02-26 10:48:00
The Georgian Orthodox Church today celebrates the day of forgiveness that is Sunday of Forgiveness. The Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II may arrive at the Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral today evening. The church service is conducted at the Cathedral  for the time being. Patriarch is not attending the prayer. Believers ask forgiveness for their sins to each other before days of Great Lent start. After the Divine Liturgy, congregation and the church workers ask for forgiveness. Great lent starts on February 27 and ends on April 16 by the celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection and Great Easter.
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Discussions about so-called Cyanide case continue at Patriarchate
Publish Time: 2017-02-21 18:05:00
A meeting continues at Georgian Patriarchate about the so-called Cyanide case with participation of Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, members of Holy Synod and church persons of different ranks. The meeting participants are considering the latest developments around Georgian Orthodox Church and the case involving Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladzde, who is charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman. Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili also attended the meeting. “All sides should be given the opportunity to prove their truthfulness or versions of truth,” Margvelashvili said after leaving the meeting. President also said that presumption of innocence was violated into Mamaladze’s case. Patriarch expressed willingness to meet with Mamaladze, who is placed at Chapidze Cardiology Clinic. The charged archpriest was visited by his lawyers earlier this afternoon. 
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Rights Defender Nana Kakabadze met with Patriarch
Update Time: 2017-02-21 12:09:00
Human Rights Defender Nana Kakabadze met with Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II. She said that Patriarch did not have full information about the developments around the Patriarchate. Kakabadze also held a meeting with Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary-Referent of Patriarch and said that her name was used for certain purposes about the events that presumably aimed at weakening of Patriarchate’s influence. 
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Discussions about so-called Cyanide case at Patriarchate
Publish Time: 2017-02-21 12:05:00
A meeting is being held at Georgian Patriarchate to discuss the so-called Cyanide case with participation of Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II. Church persons of different ranks will consider the case involving Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladzde, who is charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman. Patriarch expressed willingness to meet with Mamaladze, who is placed at Chapidze Cardiology Clinic.  
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Ilia II: “What Happened, why Father Giorgi speaks one thing and then the other?”
Publish Time: 2017-02-18 18:35:00
“What Happened, why is that Father Giorgi speaks one thing and then the other? Whose order is that?” – Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II says in a video address released while his being at a clinic in Berlin, Germany. “Obieqtivi” TV released the full address. “Sorrow and joy are like twin brothers. When a person enjoys joy, he/she should wait for a sorrow,” Ilia II said and told about his operation and current health condition. Patriarch also touched upon the detention fact of Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze and said that the Georgian church and the country as well as the population have always been a united organism, nobody could violate the unity of the nation and church. 
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Georgian Patriarch makes first comment about detention of Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze
Publish Time: 2017-02-17 10:06:00
Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II made the first comment about detention of Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman, from Berlin, Germany.“Strange and abnormal situation,” – this is how Ilia II evaluated the latest developments around the Patriarchate. His Holiness said that he had known Mamaladze for many years and could not say anything but good about him. In an address, Patriarch also talked about successful surgery and expressed hope that everything would become clear and situation turn to calm. The address of Patriarch was released through social network by Zugdidi and Tsaishi Eparchy.  
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Republican Party demands revision of Patriarchate’s funding policy
Update Time: 2017-02-15 16:14:00
The non-parliamentary Republican Party demands that funding policy of Georgia’s Patriarchate is reconsidered. The party representatives claim that Constitutional agreement based on which the Georgian Orthodox Church receives several million GEL as compensation every year, is being violated due to un-purposeful expenditures. The Party members also claim that property both in Tbilisi and regions is being handed over to the church bypassing all procedures and without any revision.  
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Archbishop Iakob gives interview to “Moambe” about conflict in Holy Synod
Publish Time: 2017-02-15 16:05:00
Archbishop Iakob talked about conflict among members of Holy Synod and current developments in the patriarchate in an exclusive interview with “Moambe” News Program of First Channel in Berlin, Germany. Archbishop Iakob said that no one had influence on him other than Patriarch of Georgia. He also accused Mitropolit Petre Tsaava of telling lies. Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary-Referent of Georgian Patriarch, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, told “Moambe” that the developments had nothing to do with her.  
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Church officials waiting for completion of investigation
Update Time: 2017-02-14 12:11:00
Georgian church officials are waiting for completion of investigation into case of poisoning attempt of Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II with Cyanide.Church persons do not comment about guiltiness of Father Giorgi Mamaladze. Archbishop Iakob believes that Chief Prosecutor’s Office has to publish all the materials Mamaladze’s case.    
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First Collegium discussing acceptance of complaint filed by union of 5 religious organizations
Update Time: 2017-02-11 16:21:00
The First Collegium is discussing acceptance of a constitutional complaint filed by the union of 5 religious organizations into production. The religious organizations demand recognition of those norms as unconstitutional that create unequal and discriminative environment for religious minorities in taxation sphere. The plaintiff side alleges that unlike the Orthodox Church, the norms oblige other religious unions to pay VAT and profit and property taxes. 
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Georgian Orthodox Church marks St. Nino’s Day
Publish Time: 2017-01-27 12:26:00
The Georgian Orthodox Church marks St. Nino’s Day today. Special festive prayer will be held at all acting churches across Georgia on this occasion. The Georgian Orthodox Church marks St. Nino’s Memory day twice a year. June 1 is the day when she arrived in Georgia, while January 27 is her death day.
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Georgia’s Patriarch of All Georgia christened 770 infants
Update Time: 2017-01-19 20:53:00
The ceremony of mass baptizing of infants, took place on January 19, Epiphany, at Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral in Tbilisi. Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia has baptized 770 infants.The tradition was founded in 2008 and this year it will be a continuation to baptize every third or more newly born child of a married couple.
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Mass Baptizing of infants to take place
Publish Time: 2017-01-19 10:57:00
The ceremony of mass baptizing of infants, will take place on January 19, Epiphany, at Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral in Tbilisi. Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II will baptize  780  infants. The tradition was founded in 2008 and this year it will be a continuation to baptize every third or more newly born child of a married couple.The Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates Epiphany on January 19 according to the religious calendar as rest of the Orthodox Christendom. 
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Epiphany celebrated in Batumi
Publish Time: 2017-01-19 10:56:00
Epiphany, which is marked on January 19 by the Georgian Orthodox Church according to the religious calendar as rest of the Orthodox Christendom, was also celebrated in Batumi, administrative capital of Georgia’s Adjara Autonomous Republic. The parish  assembled at the Black Sea to be washed in the sanctified water of the sea. 
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Orthodox Christendom celebrates Epiphany feast today
Publish Time: 2017-01-19 10:53:00
Orthodox Christendom celebrates Epiphany feast today. Solemn services are being delivered in the temples regarding the holiday. Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II is delivering festive liturgy at Holy Trinity Cathedral. After the service, water will be sanctified and distributed among the believers.
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Orthodox Christendom marks Christmas
Update Time: 2017-01-07 16:12:00
Georgia celebrates Christmas together with Orthodox Christendom. Christmas night church service was held at Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral in Tbilisi by Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II. Christmas Epistle of Patriarch was read during the church service. Georgian people met Christmas night with candles lit in windows. The tradition was introduced by the Patriarch. 
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Patriarch to hold Christmas service tonight
Update Time: 2017-01-06 16:42:00
Georgia’s Patriarch, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II will hold Christmas church service tonight. This is the decision of Patriarch. Patriarch’s doctor Tsisana Shartava said that doctors were advising him not to hold a night service, but they retreated after the patriarch's decision. "The Patriarch's condition is better. He remains under medical supervision", doctor said.Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II will hold a Christmas service at Holy Trinity Cathedral. 
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Georgia’s Patriarch turns 84
Update Time: 2017-01-04 20:45:00
Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II has turned 84 today. Birthday activities have been postponed due to health condition of the Patriarch. He remains under care of doctors. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili wished happy birthday to the Patriarch. "I wish happy birthday with the greatest love and respect to His Holiness, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II.His entire career and life is dedicated to the service of the nation and homeland. He has always been an example of humility, generosity, patience, tolerance and love. I wish him a long life and health", - Prime Minister's statement reads.
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Holy Synod session to be held at the Patriarchate
Publish Time: 2016-12-22 10:03:00
A Holy Synod session will be held at the Patriarchate of Georgia today.Issues of discussion are unknown yet. However, according to reports, along with other topics the issues of celebrations the Enthronement Day of Georgia’s Catholicos Patriarch and birth anniversary will be discussed.Also, controversy among the clergies is reported to be discussed as well.The session will be headed by Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II. The decision of the Synod will be announced after the session.
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