Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness, and Beatitude Ilia II gave a festive church service on the Epiphany at Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral in Tbilisi.
The Patriarch congratulated the whole of Georgia on the Christian feast. “Take the blessed water home today and pour it onto your courtyards, children, and family to be blessed. The God is with us,” Ilia II said.
The Orthodox Church celebrates Epiphany on January 19. Epiphany is one of the twelve main Christian feasts, celebrates the revelation of the Son of God as a human in Jesus Christ. The occasion commemorated the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River by John the Baptist.