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  • Kvashveti

St. George Kvashveti Church is located on Rustaveli Avenue in 9 April’s garden, its name derived from one of the miracles by Davit Garejeli ,who was one of the 12 Assyrian fathers living and performing their duties in Georgia in the 6th century. St. David, who lived on Mtatsminda slope used to preach a lot in town, the fire worshipers who were against him bribed a pregnant woman, who blamed the saint for adultery, after Davit miraculously revealed the truth the woman gave birth to a stone, and the name Kvashveti derived from this occasion (giving birth to a stone)

The first church was built here in the 6th century. In 1753 with the support of Givi Amilakhvari, the brick temple was built on this place, at the teens of the 20th century, a quite damaged church was destroyed and in 1904-1910 a new church was built according to the project of the architect Leopold Bilfeld; it was the church that came up-to-date. The ornaments curved in the stone were made by the brothers Neofrite, Vladimir, Niko Agladze and by Lavrenti having the same surname as brothers.

The Kvashveti Church is constructed according to the style of Samtavisi Church built in the 11th century, the plan and the decorations of the façade resemble those of Samtavisi church but little differences are observed.

The dome of the church of an ‘Inscribed cross’ type is supported with four loosely standing columns. The interior is fully plastered, only the apses are decorated with Lado Gudiashvili’s paintings of 1947.

In the central area the composition on the façade surrounds the arch. The cross is supported with the rectangular windows and rhombs beyond the aperture are seen as strong vertical axis. The richly curved frame surrounds all the windows of the church.

The church has two gates, in the West and in the South. The western gate was made in 1997-1998, double stairs are leading to the Southern gate. On the top of the gate in the lunette, St. George fighting with the dragon is depicted.

In the socle of the church, the chapel of St. Marine is arranged, the floor level of which coincides with the floor level of the first building. The poet Grigol Orbeliani lays in rest in the chapel (1880-1883).

In the south of the church a small burial vault constructed by the noblemen Baratashvili in 1897 is located and in the south-east corner two floored church tower, constructed in 2000 is placed. The outstanding Georgian entrepreneur and supporter Davit Sarajishvili is buried in the yard of the church (1848-1911).

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