Patriarch of Georgia has canceled celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of his enthronement

© Sergey Pathiterator in photobacteria-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia IIPatriarch of Georgia has canceled celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of his enthronement© Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

Festive events on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the enthronement of Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II cancelled, said Thursday at the Patriarchate.

«Given the created world in the unstable situation and the social situation in Georgia with the blessing of his Holiness Ilia II abolished the ceremonial events associated with the 40th anniversary of his enthronement of the Catholicos-Patriarch and the invitation of heads of the Orthodox churches and other honorary clergy in Georgia,» — said in a statement.

The Patriarch of Georgia on 4 January turned 84 years old. He health has cancelled celebrations on the occasion of his birthday and was unable to attend on December 25 last year on a festive Liturgy devoted to the 39th anniversary of his enthronement, which took place in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Tbilisi.

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