Kashveti Church will hold a prayer service twice tomorrow, at 1 pm and 5 pm after the parishioners’ plea, the Patriarchate said on Sunday.
The Georgian Patriarchate echoed the Tbilisi Pride Week on June 29 and urged the population “to gather at Kashveti Church and show the world that we are defending our dignity and that any attempt to degenerate our people is utterly unacceptable to us.”
The Patriarchate believes “so-called “Pride” is to propagate a perverted lifestyle that damages the consciousness of the young generation and the generations to come.”
“We address our population with a call not to follow deliberate provocations, and in order that peaceful protest of people is not transformed into violent confrontation let us gather at Kashveti Church of St. George on 5 July, at 5 pm, to hold a prayer service to the Most Holy Virgin and show the world that we are defending our dignity and that any attempt to degenerate our people is utterly unacceptable to us,” the statement reads.
Tbilisi Pride Week is underway on July 1- 5.
We hoped that they would not ignore the choice of the vast majority of our society, but the events of recent days have clearly shown the intense pressure which is being exerted on the country
— Patriarch Ilia II (@patriarchGEO) July 3, 2021