Day of Svetitskhoveli celebrated in ancient Georgian capital

Mtskheta, October 14, 2010

The 1000th anniversary of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is celebrated in the ancient capital of Mtskheta today. October 14 is the Day of Svetitskhoveli; on the same day is marked the Day of Mtskheta called Mtskhetoba. Georgian Catholicos Patriarch has served Divine Liturgy in the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, where thousands of worshippers and tourists have arrived, according to custom.

The festivities are particularly impressive due to the 1000th anniversary of the Cathedral. Several other religious holidays are marked according to the religious calendar today. The faithful are marking the day of King Mirian and Queen Nana, the day of Saint Sidonia, who died with the shroud of Jesus and the Day of Jesus` Shroud.

Along with religious rites, the streets of Mtskheta is hosting various events, exhibitions of folk crafts and paintings, performances and concerts by various ensembles from regions of Georgia, circus and sport competitions.

The Georgian Times


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