The Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates Mtskhetoba, Svetitskhoveloba today.
Divine liturgies are being delivered in honour of Svetiskhoveli Cathedral (‘the Living Pillar Cathedral’) in churches nationwide.
“People entering the churches will undergo temperature checks. They should wear a face mask and observe social distancing rule,” the Patriarchate said in a statement as reported by 1tv.ge.
Svetitskhovloba holiday is celebrated twice a year, on October 14 and July 13.
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia congratulated the Georgian people on Svetitskhovloba from Mtskheta as reported by 1tv.ge.
PM said this day unites Georgian citizens and with this unity, it is possible to defeat even the coronavirus.
“Svetitskhovloba is no longer just a religious holiday, it is a state holiday that unites us. This unity, of course, is of the greatest importance today, when we are in a challenging time. I am confident that the citizens of Georgia, the doctors, the Georgian Church, the government will win together and with this unity we can defeat even the worst enemy, such as a virus,” Gakharia said.