Memory 28 July (10 August)
Giorgi was elevated to the rank of abbot after St. Ekvtime left the monastery to travel to Jerusalem. Under his leadership, the main church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos was constructed. An inscription on the wall of the church reads: “I established these columns and they will not be shaken unto the ages. Monk Giorgi the Georgian, Builder.”
For most of his life Abbot Giorgi was highly respected and even revered in the imperial court of Byzantium, but he was eventually slandered, accused of treason, and exiled to the island ofMonovatia, where he reposed in the year 1029.