Diocese of Batumi and Skhalta

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m (categories)
m (categories)

Revision as of 12:14, May 13, 2006

This article or section needs a cleanup to bring it to a higher standard of quality. Recommendation:
See talk page.
More detailed comments may be noted on the talk page. You can help OrthodoxWiki by editing it, especially to conform to the Style Manual and the suggestions in How to write a great article.

The Diocese of Batumi and Skhalta (eparchy) is a diocese of the Church of Georgia. Diocese is situated at the territory of Autonomous Republic of Adjaria and includes districts of Batumi, Kobuleti, Shuakhevi, Khulo and Keda. The primate of the diocese is His Eminence Dimitri, Archbishop of Batumi and Skhalta.

History

This eparchy includes ancient Georgian region – Adjaria.

According to Georgian chronicles St Andrew First-called entered Georgia through Adjaria. First churches were erected in villages near Black Sea. Adjaria had its hierarch even in the fourth century at the reign of King Mirdat III. Later, at the reign of St King Vakhtang Gorgasali (remembered November 30), the diocese of Skhalta (ie Adjaria) was united into diocese of Akhizi.

Skhalta Cathedral

In seveteenth century the Ottoman Empire invaded Adjaria and cut it off from Georgia. During 300 years Adjaria was under Islamic rule. Many Georgians were martyred by Turks (the Church comemorates them at Pentecost Day with name “Georgian priests and laymen, martyred by Turks

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
interaction
Donate

Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. FAQs

Toolbox