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Georgia celebrates Saint George’s Day

23.11.22 12:50


Orthodox Christians in Georgia are celebrating Saint George’s Day [Giorgoba in Georgian], commemorating the torture of St. George on the wheel for refusing to make sacrifices to the Roman gods.

 

A festive liturgy is being held at churches across the country.

 

Orthodox Christians celebrate Saint George’s Day twice a year: on the anniversary of the saint’s death, May 6 (which is April 23 on the Julian calendar), and on the anniversary of the saint’s torture, November 23 (Nov. 10 on the Julian calendar).

 

Saint George is revered in Georgia as he is believed to be the nation’s special protector. It is also believed that the country’s name Georgia is associated with Saint George.

 

 

 

source: 1TV

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