THE ROYAL FAMILY OF GEORGIA HONORARY GUEST TO A SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE AT SAINT ANDREW THE FIRST-CALLED GEORGIAN UNIVERSITY OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF GEORGIA
|Posted on May 17, 2021 at 9:10 AM|
The Royal family of Georgia was invited as an honorary guest at this scientific conference which was organized by Saint Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia.
The chairman of this conference were: Archbishop of Manglisi Anania Japaridze (doctor of historic sciences - above picture left), Mr. Giorgi Andriadze (Doctor of Theology) and Professor Niko Javakhishvili (I.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University).
The conference was dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as the Day of Remembrance of St. Andrew the First-Called and the Laz Saints. Chairman Mr. Giorgi Andriadze, in his speech, expressed gratitude to the royal family and noted the importance of the presence of the Crown Prince Nugzar at this conference (Picture above from left, HRH Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski , right HRH Princess Anna.
Mariamoba, known as the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is celebrated as a religious holiday in Georgia. This day commemorates the
assumption of the Blessed Virgin into heaven. All churches throughout Georgia hold special ceremonies and religious services in retaliation to this
12 May – Saint Andrew the First-Called Day
May 12th marks the day that the Apostle Andrew first arrived in Georgia, in what is the present-day Ajara region. St. Andrew was the first of the apostles of Jesus Christ and is considered the first preacher of the Christian faith in Georgia who was told to come to this region by the Virgin Mary. The Orthodox Church regards him as the founder of the Georgian church. Most of the guests and participants of this event were scientists, members of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences. (February 2021 marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of the National Academy of Sciences).