Queen Elizabeth congratulates Patriarch of Georgia on the 40th anniversary of his enthronement
25 December, 2017
Queen Elizabeth congratulates Patriarch of Georgia on the 40th anniversary of his enthronement
Elizabeth ll, the Queen of the United Kingdom, has congratulated to Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, on his 40th anniversary of being elected as a spiritual father of All Georgia

“I have pleasure in sending Your Holiness my warmest congratulations on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of your election as Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia. I remember with great warmth our meeting during your visit to London in 2011. I am delighted that the close relationship between our peoples
continues to grow. I send my best wishes for your good health and happiness”, reads the letter of the Queen.

Today the Georgian Orthodox Church is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Patriarch of Georgia entering church service. The Patriarch entered the service on December 25, 1977 and received the church name Ilia II. This archive video footage from the Public Broadcasting Channel shows the ritual of the historic day, attended by local and international religious figures. On this date the Orthodox Church also remembers the historic religious figure Saint Spyridon. Watch the video featuring the historic day 40 years ago .

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Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia

Pope Francis, the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church has also congratulated Georgian Patriarch on this day:

"I am happy to congratulate you warmly, with brotherly love. I join your holiness, your church and the wonderful Georgian people. According to the Bible, 40 years is a time God's chosen nation wandered in the desert to find a promised land. And you, your holiness, have been walking in the desert for 40 years, until the time has come and the faith of the Lord sprouted again. Dear brother, I keep the memory of your country's spirituality, Christianity and culture in my heart, which I was able to know and appreciate during my last visit. I am grateful to the Lord that I was able to meet you personally and embrace you with a brotherly love. On the eve of Christmas, on your 85th anniversary, I would like to ask our common father to give you health, comfort, spiritual joy, and inner strength. Especially I want to assure you that I will always pray, together with the Catholic Church in Georgia, for your holiness and grace.”




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