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Today is the day of Georgian Orthodox Church autocephaly restoration2010-03-25 11:27
Today the Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates the day of its autocephaly restoration. According to the messages from the Patriarchy, Ilia II, the Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia will conduct a sermon in the Tbilisi Sioni Cathedral - Georgia Times correspondent.gt-en-newsitem-inside
In the course of its history the Georgian Church several times lost and regained its autocephaly. The date, celebrated today, is connected with the council of Georgian priests of March 12th [25th] of 1917, which made decision t restore the autocephaly.
In September 1917, after 106-year break, a Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia was elected. It was Kirion, subsequently violently murdered in Martkopi church. Yet that time the autocephaly was recognized by all the Orthodox Churches of the world, no official written recognition was granted. And only in 1990, owing to the efforts of Ilia II, it was officially recognized.