Religious places in Gergeti

Gergeti Trinity Church

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Gergeti Trinity Church (Georgian: წმინდა სამება, Tsminda Sameba) is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti in the Republic of Georgia. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi.

The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. The separate belltower dates from the same period as the church itself. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. The 18th century Georgian author Vakhushti Batonishvili wrote that in times of danger, precious relics from Mtskheta, including Saint Nino's Cross were brought here for safekeeping. During the Soviet era, all religious services were prohibited, but the church remained a popular tourist destination. The church is now an active establishment of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church

The church is a popular waypoint for trekkers in the area, and can be reached by a steep 3 hour climb up the mountain, or around 30 minutes by jeep up a rough mountain trail.

Gergeti Trinity Church

References

  • Rosen, Roger. Georgia: A Sovereign Country of the Caucasus. Odyssey Publications: Hong Kong, 1999. ISBN 9622177484

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Roman
30 August 2014
Внутри смотритель подарил нам свечи просто так, потому что не было лари, только рубли. Около этой церкви сделал предложение своей жене - лучше места представить сложно. Казбеги, шикарный вид на 360'!
Anastasiya P
29 June 2014
В дождь дорога очень опасная, но вид сверху горы того стоит)
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