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Kashveti Church

Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia
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Ranked #23 of 35 Attractions in Tbilisi
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Zagare, Siauliu Apskritis, Lithuania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

St. George's Church is the third cathedral in Tbilisi. Built in the 1800's, it has many icons and architectural features of the Russian Empire period of Georgian history. We celebrated the Saturday evening Vigil, vespers and Matins. Visit the well supplied store right next to the church.

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

St. George's Church is the third cathedral in Tbilisi. Built in the 1800's, it has many icons and architectural features of the Russian Empire period of Georgian history. We celebrated the Saturday evening Vigil, vespers and Matins. Visit the well supplied store right next to the church.

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Pervouralsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The name "kashveti" is derived from Georgian words kva for a "stone" and shva "to give birth." Legend has it the prominent 6th century monk David of Gareja of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers was accused by a woman of making her a pregnant in Tbilisi. David prophesied his denial would be proved when she gave birth to a stone. She... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We dropped in and encountered priests and a small group of women worshipping. It did not seem to be a formal service but was impressive nonetheless. The Orthodox priests are colourful in their robes and we also noted several young men in robes, presumably some form of alter boys? The interior, however, is not as impressive as some of the... More 

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