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Georgian Orthodox Church marks anniversary of Autocephaly restoration
Update Time: 2017-03-25 20:05:00
The Georgian Orthodox Church marks the 100th anniversary of restoration of Autocephaly. Catholicos Patriarch of all Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II gave a solemn liturgy at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta town. The cathedral is known as the burial site of Christ's mantle and was the site of coronation and burial of the kings of Georgia. The original church was built in the fourth century under King Mirian II of Kartli.The Georgian Church was initially under the See of Antioch until 1010, when the Catholicos of Kartli was elevated to the honor of patriarch. The Russian imperial court abolished the Georgian Church’s autocephaly in 1811, and its patriarchal rule, and reduced it to an exarchate subordinated to the Russian Holy Synod.After the abdication of Royal Martyr Tsar Nicholas II, Georgia’s bishops restored their Church’s autocephaly on March 25, 1917. The first new patriarch of the Georgian Church was Catholicos-Patriarch Kirion II. The Russian Church recognized this already-existing independence on October 31, 1943, and the Patriarchate of Constantinople on March 3, 1990.
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100th Anniversary of restoration of Autocephaly marked in Patriarchate
Update Time: 2017-03-24 12:56:00
Reception in dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of restoration of Autocephaly was held at the Georgia’s Patriarchate.Cathoicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II addressed  the gathered audience and congratulated them on the day. Ilia II spoke about the importance of the day. The special publication in dedicated to the Anniversary was presented during the event.
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Event dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of restoration of Autocephaly held
Publish Time: 2017-03-23 16:30:00
Event dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of restoration of Autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Georgia was held at the Georgian University of St. Andrew the first-called.The Scientific Conference was attended by the clergies, scientists and students. 
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What decision was made by the Holy Synod
Publish Time: 2017-03-10 12:18:00
Based on decision of Holy Synod Chkondidi Mitorpolit Petre Tsaava was dismissed from the post of the head of the television of the Patriarchate and reprimanded him due to his recent statements.According to the ruling, the Mitorpolit Petre voiced his positions during the session; however Synod members did not support him.According to the decision, father Giorgi Mamaladze’s case was discussed at the meeting of the Holy Synod among other issues. “The Holy Synod trusts the investigation and hopes that it will be carried out in a transparent way”, - the decision of Synod reads.
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Chkondidi Mitorpolit Petre Tsaava responds to the decision made by Holy Synod
Update Time: 2017-03-10 12:16:00
Chkondidi Mitorpolit Petre Tsaava responds to the decision made by Holy Synod yesterday. Mitorpolit Petre explains that he obeys Patriarch will and is ready to transfer his authority to the new head the Patriarchate’s television.It is unknown who will replace him on the post, as this issue has not been discussed during the Holy Synod session.Mitorpolit Petre describes the reports about the candidacy of Giorgi Andriadze as shameful. According to Mitorpolit he remains in diocese, where he will continue religious activity.Based on Synod’s yesterday ruling Chkondidi Mitorpolit was deprived of the authority to head the Patriarchate’s television.   According to Mitorpolit Petre he was reprimanded due to his resent statements.
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Chkondidi Mitorpolit Petre Tsaava dismissed from the post of Patriarchate’s television head
Publish Time: 2017-03-09 14:56:00
Chkondidi Mitorpolit Petre Tsaava will no longer be the head of the television of the Patriarchate. As the Metropolitan told reporters, the Holy Synod made the regarding decision. “I have been dismissed as the head of the TV channel. As I have always said I prefer being punished for the truth rather than being acquitted with a lie”, - he said.According to him, during the Synod session he was reprimanded due to his recent statements. "Unfortunately, it turned out that the main topic was related to me. I think it was biased, as I think there are other problems and my issue should not have been the major topic,"- Mitorpolit Petre said after the Holy Synod session.Mitorpolit Petre also clarified that he will refrain from making any statements in the nearest future.He said he continues to fight for protection of the Patriarch.A Holy Synod session has been held at the Patriarchate of Georgia today. The session was headed by Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II. Issues of discussion are unknown yet. However, according to reports, the so-called Cyanide Case has been discussed.“The released video footage showed us what a cleric should not look like and how unfavorable are some people surrounding the Patriarch”, -Chkondidi Mitorpolit Petre said before entering the Patriarchate. According to him, all this clearly showed that we really need something like Ruis-Urbnisi church congress."Father Giorgi was not going to poison anybody, I am sure of it," - said Mitorpolit Petre.Chkondidi Mitorpolit Petre Tsaava was questioned at Chief Prosecutor’s Office into the so-called Cyanide case. The clergyman was summoned to the main investigative body regarding the testimony given by Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for attempted murder as well as h
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Mitorpolit Petre: hope that Church law will not be biased, unlike the secular law
Publish Time: 2017-03-09 12:11:00
Chkondidi Mitorpolit Petre Tsaava is convinced that archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze was not going to poison anybody.“The released video footage showed us what a cleric should not look like and how unfavorable are some people surrounding the Patriarch”, -Chkondidi Mitorpolit Petre said before entering the Patriarchate. According to him, all this clearly showed that we really need something like Ruis-Urbnisi church congress."Father Giorgi was not going to poison anybody, I am sure of it," - saidMitorpolit Petre.Mitorpolit Petre expressed hope that Church law will not be biased, unlike the secular law.A Holy Synod session is being held at the Patriarchate of Georgia today. The session will be headed by Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II. 
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Holy Synod session to be held at the Patriarchate
Publish Time: 2017-03-09 11:20:00
A Holy Synod session will be held at the Patriarchate of Georgia today.No comments have been made yet. The session will be headed by Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II. Issues of discussion are unknown yet. However, according to reports, the new details of   the so-called Cyanide Case  will be discussed.
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Orthodox Church celebrates Orthodoxy
Update Time: 2017-03-05 16:10:00
Orthodox Church marks Orthodox Celebration today. Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II has conducted a divine liturgy at Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral."Holy Prophet King David underwent through many ordeals - one of them was when his own child betrayed him” - said the Catholicos-Patriarch at Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral during the Sunday sermon.Ilia II said that Church does not lack of grief, however according to him the grief will soon be replaced with joy.
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Patriarchate: date for holding the Holy Synod session not determined yet
Update Time: 2017-03-02 10:01:00
Patriarchate of Georgia reports that the date of holding the Holy Synod session is not set yet.According to the Patriarchate the date will be notified to the media representatives in advance.Presbyter Giorgi Zviadadze says that the Synod is expected to be held on March 7.
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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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