10 Magnificent Churches of Kartli
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 In this series of posts, I document an extraordinary trip to 10 churches in the Shida Kartli region. In this … Read More

Jeep Tour to Rkoni Monastery
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 In this series of posts, I document an extraordinary trip to 10 churches in the Shida Kartli region. To see … Read More

Finding the medieval “Tamar bridge” near Rkoni Monastery
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In this series of posts, I document an extraordinary trip to 10 churches in the Shida Kartli region. To see … Read More

Easter chants at Kintsvisi Monastery
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After singing the Paschal all-night vigil at Bana Monastery, and trapeza in the morning, I started back towards Tbilisi with … Read More

Easter All-Night Vigil, Bana Monastery
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Easter is here! I had the fortune to celebrate the feast with the small brotherhood of monks at the Bana … Read More

Kriste aghdga (Christ is Risen) – Georgian Easter chants
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  Kriste aghdga (Christ is Risen) is an important Easter hymn in the Georgian Orthodox tradition. It is sung when … Read More

Singing for the Saints at Betania Monastery
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Sometimes in Georgia, it’s hard to get any work done. The culture demands a more nuanced, flexible approach to life … Read More

Chant in Anchiskhati basilica, Tbilisi
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Yesterday, I had the fortune to sing liturgical chants with the Anchishati Choir, in the Anchiskhati Church in Tbilisi.   … Read More

Kashweti Church – Great Lent begins
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              Today is Forgiveness Sunday at the Kashweti Church of St. George, a major church in downtown Tbilisi that … Read More

The stone-carvings at Nikortsminda cathedral
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The monastery church of Nikortsminda is one of the most unique churches in the Caucasus region. For starters, it is … Read More

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