Holy Martyr Ioane, Abbot of Zedazeni Monastery (9th century)

Memory 12 (25) December

The Life of the holy martyr Ioane, Abbot of Zedazeni Monastery, has not been preserved, but the list recalling “the names of the holy fathers who reposed at Zedazeni Monastery after Ioane of Zedazeni,” which was compiled by Catholicos Arsen II, tells us that Abbot Ioane was “murdered at Zedazeni by Muslims.” St. Ioane was martyred in the 9th century.

While performing thy holy works, thou wast enlightened by Christ Jesus and wast crowned as a star in the heavens by Him. O Holy Martyr Ioane, hear our prayers and have mercy on us!

Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze


For further information on the book THE LIVES OF THE GEORGIAN SAINTS by Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze contact St. Herman Press:
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12/25/2007

See also
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Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze
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Venerable Ioane-Tornike of Mt. Athos (10th century) Venerable Ioane-Tornike of Mt. Athos (10th century)
Commemorated June 12/25
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Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze
Tornike Eristavi (later Ioane of Mt. Athos) was a Georgian army commander famed for his victories in war and a favorite of King Davit Kuropalates. Eventually he abandoned his worldly glory and set off in search of his spiritual father, St. Ioane, on Mt. Olympus. There he learned that St. Ioane had moved to Mt. Athos, so he journeyed there and settled with him in a monastery headed by St. Athanasius the Athonite. He was tonsured a monk and given the new name Ioane.
Saint Ioane (Chrysostom) the Catholicos (†1001) Saint Ioane (Chrysostom) the Catholicos (†1001)
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Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze
Catholicos Basil III’s “Story of St. Shio’s Miracles” describes how the hitherto childless parents of St. Ioane prayed at length to St. Shio of Mgvime. After the birth of Ioane, his God-fearing parents sent him to be raised at Shio-Mgvime Monastery. There he acquired the sanctity and wisdom for which he would later be called “Chrysostom,” meaning “golden mouth” in Greek. By this name he has been known throughout the history of the Georgian Church.
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