10 Magnificent Churches of Kartli
| |

 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
| |

 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
| |

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
| |

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
| |

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
| |

  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
| |

Sometimes in Georgia, it’s hard to get any work done. The culture demands a more nuanced, flexible approach to life … Read More

The stone-carvings at Nikortsminda cathedral
| |

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

Gergeti Sameba Monastery
| |

The monastery of Gergeti Sameba in the Kazbegi highlands is one of the most iconic places one can visit in … Read More