Holy Martyr Salome the Georgian (13th century)

Memory 20 July (2 August)

The details of the life of St. Salome the Georgian are notpreserved. In the Synaxarion of Jerusalem’s Holy CrossMonastery it is written: “On this day (July 20) we commemoratethe martyrdom of Salome the Georgian, who atfirst yielded to the Persian threats and renounced Christ,but later confessed the true Faith. For this she was beheaded and castinto the flames.”

In his famous work Pilgrimage, the 18th-century historian andarchbishop Timote (Gabashvili) writes that the godless Persians capturedthe holy martyr Salome and tortured her at Jerusalem’s HolyCross Monastery for defending the name of Christ.

Thus it appears that Salome labored at one of the convents in Jerusalem.It is believed that she was tortured to death after the martyrdomof Luka of Jerusalem, around the years 1227–1228.

O Christ our God, save our souls through the intercessions of Thy holymartyr Salome!

Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze


For further information on the book THE LIVES OF THE GEORGIAN SAINTS by Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze contact St. Herman Press:
St. Herman Press, P.O. Box 70, Platina, CA 96076
http://www.stherman.com/catalog/chapter_five/Lives_of_the_georgian_saints.htm

8/3/2007

See also
Holy Hieromartyr Kirion, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia (†1918) Holy Hieromartyr Kirion, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia (†1918)
Commemorated June 27/July 10
Holy Hieromartyr Kirion, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia (†1918) Holy Hieromartyr Kirion, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia (†1918)
Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze
Holy Hieromartyr Kirion II (known in the world as Giorgi Sadzaglishvili) was born in 1855 in the village of Nikozi in the Gori district. His father was a priest. He enrolled at the parochial school in Ananuri, then at the theological school in Gori, and finally at Tbilisi Seminary.
Blessed Kristesia, Called Kristepore (†1771) Blessed Kristesia, Called Kristepore (†1771)
Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze
Blessed Kristesia, Called Kristepore (†1771) Blessed Kristesia, Called Kristepore (†1771)
Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze
Blessed Kristesia’s family was from Egrisi in western Georgia. From his youth Kristesia longed for the divine services and the solitary life, but he was forced by his master to marry, and by this marriage he begot a son. Later, when both his wife and son had died, his master insisted that he marry again, but the pious Kristesia would not heed his master’s order.
Holy Hierarch Ioane of Khakhuli, Also Called Chrysostom (10th–11th centuries) Holy Hierarch Ioane of Khakhuli, Also Called Chrysostom (10th–11th centuries)
Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze
Holy Hierarch Ioane of Khakhuli, Also Called Chrysostom (10th–11th centuries) Holy Hierarch Ioane of Khakhuli, Also Called Chrysostom (10th–11th centuries)
Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze
In the second half of the 10th century King Davit Kuropalates founded Khakhuli Monastery in the historical region of Tao, at the gorge of the Khakhuli River, where it joins the Tortumi River. A contemporary of King Bagrat III (975–1014), St. Ioane of Khakhuli was a highly educated theologian, translator, and calligrapher. He has been called “Chrysostom” since he, like the beloved archbishop of Constantinople, delivered his sermons with extraordinary eloquence.
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