November 2 - the feast day of Saint Gabriel

On November 2, 2015 the Georgian Orthodox Church celebrated the feast day of Saint Gabriel Confessor and Fool for Christ. The Divine Liturgy was served by Archbishop Gregory at the Transfiguration Church of Samtavro Monastery in the city of Mtskheta, Georgia. A new icon of Saint Gabriel was written specialty for this day. Parishioners led by Archbishop Gregory visited the family house of the saint in Tbilisi. Ceremony continued to the newly named Saint Gabriel square in Isani district. A new church named after Saint Gabriel will be erected nearby by the decision of the city government together with the Georgian Orthodox Church. The event was attended by MP Zurab Neparidze, governor of Navtlugi-Isani district Vakhtang Kizikurashvili and Tbilisi city Mayor David Narmania.