Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia congratulated the Georgian people on Svetitskhovloba from Mtskheta.
PM said this day unites Georgian citizens and with this unity, it is possible to defeat even the coronavirus.
“Svetitskhovloba is no longer just a religious holiday, it is a state holiday that unites us. This unity, of course, is of the greatest importance today, when we are in a challanging time. I am confident that the citizens of Georgia, the doctors, the Georgian Church, the government will win together and with this unity we can defeat even the worst enemy, such as a virus,” Gakharia said.
The Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates Mtskhetoba, Svetitskhoveloba today.
Divine liturgies were delivered in honour of Svetiskhoveli Cathedral (‘the Living Pillar Cathedral’) in churches nationwide.
Svetitskhovloba holiday is celebrated twice a year, on October 14 and July 13.