Tbilisi, March 16, 2020
The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, popularly known as “Sameba” (the Georgian word for Trinity), constructed from 1995 to 2004, is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church. His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II serves and preaches there most Sunday.
According to Wikipedia, it is the third-tallest Orthodox cathedral in the world, and one of the largest religious buildings in the world in terms of total area.
The church harmoniously combines a number of traditional Georgian architectural styles with Byzantine undertones. The cathedral was consecrated by Pat. Ilia on November 23, 2004, the feast of St. George, who is highly venerated in Georgia.
The beauty of the grand cathedral is now accessible to all in a virtual tour that has been launched online at my.matterport.com.
The tour provides a floor plan view, a “dollhouse” view, and an up-close walk-through view, allowing users to explore the cathedral as if they were in Tbilisi.
Every corner of the cathedral can be explored through the high-quality photography, including inside the altar.