Georgia celebrates Giorgoba - the day of the country's Christian patron saint

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Today, Georgia celebrates the day of the country's Christian patron saint, St. George.
Festive services dedicated to Giorgobа– as this holiday is called in Georgian, are held in all operating churches of the country.
Saint George, together with the Mother of God, is considered the patron saint of Georgia. The Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates his memory twice a year — on May 6 and November 23. The November date has the status of a public holiday and an official weekend.
St. George the Victorious - the horseman striking the serpent, is depicted on the national emblem of the country.
St. George's Cross — a red cross on a white background, is present on the flag of the Georgian church. He first appeared on Georgian banners under Queen Tamara.
According to religious tradition, the holiday of Giorgobа was founded by Saint Nino, a Christian educator of Georgia. It is believed that she was a relative of St. George the Victorious, especially revered him and bequeathed to love his country, which she converted to Christianity.
The cult of St. George in Georgia appeared at the dawn of Christianity.
The first church in honor of St. George was built in Georgia in 335 by King Mirian, at the burial place of St. Nino. Since the IX century, the construction of temples and chapels in honor of St. George has become widespread. In the Middle Ages, 365 prayer halls were erected in different parts of the country in the name of St. George — according to the number of days per year.
The life of the saint was first translated into Georgian at the end of the 10th century. In the XI century, George Mtatsmindeli (Svyatogorets), when translating the "Great Synaxar", performed a short translation of the life of George.
In folk tradition, St. George is considered the patron saint of warriors, farmers, shepherds, and travelers. They also pray to Him for deliverance from demonic forces.
George – for a long time and to this day is one of the most common names in Georgia.

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Georgia celebrates Giorgoba - the day of the country's Christian patron saint

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Read: 677     11:00     23 Ноябрь 2021    

Today, Georgia celebrates the day of the country's Christian patron saint, St. George.
Festive services dedicated to Giorgobа– as this holiday is called in Georgian, are held in all operating churches of the country.
Saint George, together with the Mother of God, is considered the patron saint of Georgia. The Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates his memory twice a year — on May 6 and November 23. The November date has the status of a public holiday and an official weekend.
St. George the Victorious - the horseman striking the serpent, is depicted on the national emblem of the country.
St. George's Cross — a red cross on a white background, is present on the flag of the Georgian church. He first appeared on Georgian banners under Queen Tamara.
According to religious tradition, the holiday of Giorgobа was founded by Saint Nino, a Christian educator of Georgia. It is believed that she was a relative of St. George the Victorious, especially revered him and bequeathed to love his country, which she converted to Christianity.
The cult of St. George in Georgia appeared at the dawn of Christianity.
The first church in honor of St. George was built in Georgia in 335 by King Mirian, at the burial place of St. Nino. Since the IX century, the construction of temples and chapels in honor of St. George has become widespread. In the Middle Ages, 365 prayer halls were erected in different parts of the country in the name of St. George — according to the number of days per year.
The life of the saint was first translated into Georgian at the end of the 10th century. In the XI century, George Mtatsmindeli (Svyatogorets), when translating the "Great Synaxar", performed a short translation of the life of George.
In folk tradition, St. George is considered the patron saint of warriors, farmers, shepherds, and travelers. They also pray to Him for deliverance from demonic forces.
George – for a long time and to this day is one of the most common names in Georgia.

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