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Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mariamoba

Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates on August 28 one of the twelve major festivals of the year - Mariamoba.

The festive services were held in all functioning Churches of Georgia.
Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is set by Church for a long time. It is mentioned in the writings of St. Augustine and Hieronymus.

Especially this holiday was celebrated in an Orthodox church in the 6th century after the victory Byzantine emperor over the Persians in Mauritius. Universal celebration of it was set since 582.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the second most important holiday of the Orthodox Church after the Resurrection. Not in vain this day is called the Mother of God of Easter. As the Gospel tells, it was the second Victory over death and hell, won by not a heavenly guest - the God-man, but the Earth's Virgin - the purest and most perfect of all the people, and yet one of us, the earth-born.

Day of the Assumption of Mary is preceded by one of four multi-day Fasts - Dormition Fast. It is set in imitation of the Mother of God, that all her life, and especially before her Assumption spent time in prayer and fasting.

Currently, the country is home for 4, 4 million of people, 84 % of whom are Orthodox Christians, more than 5 % - the representatives of other Christian denominations, more than 9 percent - are Muslims.

Georgia will host next festival of house wines

It is well known that Georgia is the cradle of viticulture and winemaking. Real Georgian wine long has been valued in the world. It is suffice to say that in ancient times the Greek traders as payment for their products, taking as rule gold, instead of it willingly took Georgian wine - a wine of ancient Colchis.

High quality and excellent taste of Georgian wine was created by generations of Georgian farmers and winemakers. Today, connoisseurs and lovers of Georgian wine are known not only popular brands of its makers. Are also known traditional family brands, which for decades are symbols of a rare quality of so-called home-made wines.
Not by chance, Racha-Lechkhumy Festival will be held on August, 24 in the city of Ambrolauri, informed the organizers of the festival - "Combining traditional winemaking Georgia".

Local winemakers present wines made by traditional method, in own wine cellars (called Marani).

"The guests of the festival will have an opportunity to try and taste the great wines of Racha Lechkhumy. During the festival will be organized tasting of unique local cheese and honey, and will be held a concert, which will featured by folk ensembles and the" Canudos" group - promise organizers.

The festival aims to restore and preserve the traditional wine-making in the region, promoting the development of a culture of family farming. Racha Lechkhumy Wine Festival is held for the second time.

Unique archaeological finds are discovered in Mtskheta

Unique archaeological finds were discovered on Pikris Gora (mountain) in the town of Mtskheta (the ancient capital of Georgia, located near Tbilisi) during construction works on private site in the territory of old graves, according to the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.

By law, the construction works has been suspended and for the archaeologists began investigations who work on the Pikris Gora (mountain) since the end of July - when finds were discovered. In the study area they have discovered and studied early medieval burial, among them - five kinds of burials.

"In places of burials were found gold rings, hooks for clothes and a gold coin of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VIII (1025-1028), that confirms that the citizens of Mtskheta were buried in the burial ground of Pikris Gora (mountain) not only in the IV-VI centuries, but also in the Middle Ages "- is said on the official website of the department.

In addition to coins and gold ornaments were also found other items - fasteners, brooches, storage vessels and incense made from different materials rings and beads.

"On Pikris Gora (mountain) in Mtskheta were found family and individual graves, and the majority of the dead were buried according to Christian rules", - is said in the announcement. At the same time it is indicated that founded items during archaeological excavations are similar to those that have been found previously at different times in the examinations of other ancient burial places in Mtskheta.

The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, together with the National Agency for Protection of Cultural Heritage of Georgia will consider that findings were given the status of "moving monuments".

"The public will see the new finds in Tbilisi in autumn of this year. Till the end of August it will be decided which of the museums will be present new materials. Then unique found items will be stored in the new Museum of Mtskheta", - said the ministry.

In Georgia was found a rich tomb with two chariots

Scientists from the Center of the National Museum of Archaeology of Georgia under the direction of Zurab Maharadze found a rich burial place, in which there were two chariots, gold artifacts and remains of sacrifices. Burial is dated II millennium BC and belongs to a senior official. This was said by expedition leader at the International Congress on the Archaeology of the Middle East.

Svetitskhovloba is celebrated in Georgia on July, 13

The Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates tomorrow one of the most important religious holidays of the country - Svetitskhovloba dedicated to Lord Heaton and exudes a miraculous world Pillar of Life-giving.

April 14 - Georgia celebrates Mother Language Day

April 14 - Georgia celebrates Mother Language Day.35 years ago, in 1978, the Soviet government decided to deprive the local languages of the Union Republics status of official languages. The official language of the USSR proclaimed only the Russian language.

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