Foot washing ritual has been conducted at Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral in Tbilisi today. Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II washed feet of 12 priests.
This tradition is a symbolic repetition of the Gospel Episode when Christ washed the feet of his disciples; it is the symbol of love and demureness.
The Orthodox Christendom marks Great Thursday today. The service on the occasion of Great Thursday of Passion Week is being conducted at all active churches across Georgia.
Great Thursday is the Christian feast or holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.