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Holy Trinity - Painted by Georgian Patriarch Illia,The Second.

God’s Mother - Surrounded by Archangel Michael, Archangel Gabriel, Saint Andria, Saint Nino, Saint George and Saint Nicolas

Saint Nino -  is highly esteemed by the Georgians for her role in Christianizing Georgia in the 4th Century.  St. Andria, preceded St. Nino in preaching Christianity in Georgia during the 1st Century

Saint Giorgi - Killing a dragon that was terrorizing the people of a village.   Know as St. Giorgi, The Protector.

Luxuriously illustrated book on Georgian icons with full-page color photos.  In Georgian with some English text.

Georgian Memorial Coins

Ten Lari silver Jubilee Coin dedicated to 2000th anniversary of Christmas.  Issued by the National Bank of Georgia. The coin consists of 15.98 grams of .999 pure silver and is of proof quality encased in protective plastic case.  Only 1,000 were issued by the Bank of Georgia.  

500 Lari gold coin issued in 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of WW II.  It was produced by the french Mint, and designed by Mr. Nodar Malazonia.  The coin is of 17 grams of 22 karat gold.   The reverse side features the base relief of Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and De Gaulle. No. 672 is printed on the edge of the coin indicated 672nd coin of 2,000 minted.  This is the only Georgian coin with the face of Stalin on it. 

Ten Lari silver Jubilee Coin dedicated to 3000th anniversary of the creation and development of the state system of Georgia.  The coin was designed by Mr. Emir Burjanadze and Mrs. Tinatin Tevzadze. The coin was minted by the Royal Mint of England and issued by the National Bank of Georgia.  The coin is 15.98 grams of .999 pure silver and is of proof quality.  Only 1,000 coins were issued. 

Metexi Church with the statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, Tbilisi, Grusia

Painting over the doorway of the Sioni Church, Sioni, Grusia

Newly built church in the small village of Sioni, Grusia.  Icons on the walls of the Sioni church.  I attended a wedding at this church.  This was a traditional Georgian wedding, which is quite a contrast with the civil registration formalities substituting as “weddings” in the former USSR.

“St. George’s Month”, Trio “Tbilisi”

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