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Saint Nino’s day celebrated in Georgia
01 June, 2017
On June 1st Georgian Orthodox Church and the entire Georgia celebrates the day of Saint Nino, after whom many females are called in the country. Saint Nino came to Georgia in the 4th century exactly on this day and started preaching Christianity throughout the country.

Nino performed miraculous healings, converted Georgian queen Nana, and eventually the pagan king Mirian III of Iberia (Georgia). According to legend, the King had been lost in darkness while hunting in the forest and found his way out only after he prayed to Jesus as he called him "Nino’s God". After witnessing this miracle Mirian declared Christianity the official religion of Georgia in 326.  Nino continued her missionary activities among Georgians until her death and was buried in Georgia’s Kakheti region, in the village of Bodbe. Many churches have been constructed in Saint Nino’s honor. The image features the Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe, a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex. The Monastery is nested among tall Cypress trees on a steep hillside overlooking the Alazani Valley and offering incredible views of the Greater Caucasus Mountains.  

On June 1st Georgian Orthodox Church and the entire Georgia celebrates the day of Saint Nino, after whom many females are called in the country. Saint Nino came to Georgia in the 4th century exactly on this day and started preaching Christianity throughout the country. 
Saint Nino’s day celebrated in Georgia 

Photo by Vako Janverdashvili
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