Church marks Assumption of Virgin Mary today. Catholicos Patriarch Illia II served a holy Liturgy in Sioni Cathedral. After holy service, His Holiness preached for the worshippers and congratulated them on this day. Patriarch focused on the significance of the role of Virgin Mary in the life of Georgian nation and recollected several episodes from the life of Mother of God.
His Holiness also mentioned the construction of the monastery complex on Makhata Mountain blessed the eparchies to conduct holy services at that place.
Tbilisi mayor Gigi Ugulava was attending the service today.
Today the Virin Mary two-week feast has been also over.
St. Mary's day is a great holiday after Trinity Day in Orthodox World.
Three St. Mary's days from the twelve great holidays are marked- birth, Assumption (preparing for holiday with feast) and Taking St. Mary to temple. These days are dedicated to St.Mary.
Feast day for Assumption of Virgin Mary launches on August 14 and ends on August 28. The exact date of launching this feast or celebration establishment of Blessed Virgin Mary's Assumption is unknow