On November 23 the orthodox church of Georgia celebrates St. George’s day. The liturgical ceremonies are conducted in all churches since morning on that day. On November 23 ( according to the Julian calendar the feast is held on November 10 and falls on November 23 ). The day of St. George’s torturing on the wheel is marked.
The cult of St. George who lived Cappadocia was tortured for Christianity is widespread throughout the world. He is adorned not only by Christians but also people of other beliefs : Catholics, protestants, Gregorian and monotheists. St. George is even mentioned in the Koran.
St. George has been adorned in a special way by the Georgians since the ancient time. Lots of churches are built in Georgia that bear his name. Around 20 churches bear the name of St. George in Tbilisi and they are always overcrowded by the parish on St. George feast.
November 23 is considered to be the day of adoration and respect of the Saint, for St. George’s day is a triple celebration only in Georgia.
The liturgical ceremony at the orthodox churches on this day is quite special to be watched and attended, one is feeling closer to God and to the adorned saint. The splendid ceremony attracts everybody with its saintly devotion . Churches resound to the prayers of the parish and priests and one feels how his prayers are comings true and belief grows at hearing the psalms by the church group.