Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze: The Lives of the Georgian Saints



Isi and Nikozi every ear and I am always fascinated by his descriptions of the vibrant spiritual life in these places which prompted the purchase of this book It will make a valuable resource for any Orthodox Christia. Emen are intertwined with the tumultuous history of the Georgian land Beside these Lives the magnificent culture of Georgia is presented in full color photographs of icons churches and landscapes506 pages full color cover profusely illustrated with rare full color icons of almost every one of the Georgian saints plus photos His Grace Bishop BASIL of the Antiochian Archdiocese has described this as the most beautiful and spiritually edifying book he has read in a long ti.

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Ended up reading the whole thing in a week or less In a country like America where most Orthodox are Greek or Slavic information on the Georgian land Church and people does not exactly abound My priest travels to Tbil. Eorgian land Since the time of the ancient Greek historians Georgia has been viewed as an enigma hidden behind impenetrable mountains and a complex language Little has been written about this small country and its saints Now the entire collection of the Lives of the Georgian saints has been translated for the first time into English These lives encompass the seventeen hundred ears of Orthodox Christianity in Georgia The stories of ascetics and bishops warriors and nobl.

A bit dramatic but good history This hefty tome is brimming with the fascinating lives of Georgian martyrs rulers and monks While I intended to make my way through this book slowly throughout the course of the ear In AD 326 the Georgian king Mirian proclaimed his dominion to be a Christian kingdom Since then the Georgian people have preserved their Orthodox Faith despite the constant assault of unbelievers Not only have they maintained their Faith but in the midst of turbulent circumstances they have excelled in producing a singular Christian culture Their music architecture and iconography are distinct in their beauty and otherworldliness conveying the deep spirituality of the

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