Leaving the European-style street, we walked to the Cathedral of Zion in Tbilisi not far away. The tall church is located on the edge of the old city. This church is currently the seat of the bishop of the Georgian Orthodox Church, so it is called the main church. The unpretentious church was built between the 6th and 7th centuries. In this country's troubled history, it has been destroyed many times. The church building we see now was built in the 13th century, and later changed in the 17th to the 19th century. So this church is also the oldest place in Tbilisi. Walking into the church and seeing the interior decoration is indeed extraordinary, especially the frescoes are everywhere, and there are many people who come here to pray sincerely. We read the introduction of the scenic spots outside the church. This was the first official visit to the church during this Transcaucasus trip. Unexpectedly, the subsequent church tour made us dizzy, and in the end even a little "church aesthetic" fatigue.
The church is one of the characteristics of Tbilisi. January 6th is the Orthodox Christmas
Very spectacular church, very beautiful inside.
In addition to the famous Holy Trinity Church in the Old Town of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, there is also an ancient Orthodox Zion Church. Orthodox churches are mostly distributed in Eastern Europe, and the interiors are mostly fresco-like flat decorations. Statues are rare, mainly portraits of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. I am always moved to see devout believers. This seemingly traditional and conservative city has a different style at night. The bars and nightclubs are right next to the church, creating a strong sense of conflict. This is really a longing life.