Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

“Sameba” is the main temple of the Georgian Orthodoxy. It is located in the Armenian block where historically mostly Armenians live.

It was built not so long ago on the territory of an Armenian cemetery. Not all the locals wanted the temple to raise there because the builders didn’t bother much about reburials.

But today almost nothing reminds about that conflict. People like the new temple. Unfortunately the photographs do not reveal its real scale.

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

There are many people who often come to the temple.

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Two similar looking flags: one of Georgia, another one of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

The belfry stands separately from the temple

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

View of Tbilisi from the side of the temple

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

View from under the dome

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

As you may notice on the flag of the Church – the cross looks a bit broken-down. The Georgians portray the cross exactly this way. According to the legend the cross was originally made from a vine, so the branch was not straight.

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

As opposed to many Russian churches here one feels rather comfortably and cosily.

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia

The temple built in the name of faith right on the bones. Looks beautiful, though.

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

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6 thoughts on “Main Orthodox Temple of Georgia”

  1. The saint with the beard and crown looks similarly to Prince Lazar of Serbia, who defended Christianity and died in the Battle of Kosovo in 1389.

    It is interesting to notice that Sameba in Tbilisi is the tallest, Saint Sava Temple in Belgrade, Serbia is the largest by volume, and Christ the Savior Temple in Moscow, Russia is largest by area Orthodox Christian church in the world.

    • I do not understand why they put the national flag in the church. National symbols do not belong in a church as the church has been there before nationalism.

  2. Magnificant and very beautiful church.. It would be even more attractive if the ceiling and some portions of the walls had biblical frescas. Just a suggestion for georgian architects.

    • Why not commit suicide and live this life of insignificance? Since there is not a god and suicide is cannot be a sin it is the best thing you could do.

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