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Church of Georgia

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With the downfall of the Soviet Union and the resulting independence of the country of Georgia, a great revival has taken place for the Church of Georgia. As of 2002, more than eighty percent of the population of Georgia has identified themselves as Orthodox Christians. The church itself was organized into 33 [[diocese]]s, with 512 churches. The church in Georgia of some 3.5 million people was served by 730 [[priest]]s.
===Dioceses Head of GeorgiaChurch===* Dioceses in Georgia** Diocese Official title of Mtskheta and Tbilisi (Patriarchal cathedra)** Diocese the Head of Alaverdi** Diocese of Akhalkalaki the Church is: "His Holiness and Kumurdo** Diocese of Batumi and Skhalta** Diocese of Bodbe ** Diocese of Bolnisi** Diocese of Borjomi and Bakuriani** Diocese of Chiatura** Diocese of Chqondidi** Diocese of Dmanisi** Diocese of Khoni and Samtredia** Diocese of Kutais-Gaenati** Diocese of Manglisi and Tsalka** Diocese of Margveti and Ubisa** Diocese of Mestia and Svaneti** Diocese of Nikortsminda** Diocese of Nikozi and Tskhinvali** Diocese of Poti and Khobi** Diocese of Rustavi and Marneuli** Diocese of Samtavisi and Gori** Diocese of Senaki and Chkhorotsqu** Diocese of Shemokmedi ** Diocese of Stephantsminda and Khevi** Diocese of Tsageri and Lentekhi** Diocese of Tsilkani and Dusheti** Diocese of Tskhum-Apkhazeti ** Diocese of Urbnisi and Ruisi** Diocese of Vani and Bagdati ** Diocese of Zugdidi and Tsaishi * Dioceses partly abroad Georgia ** Diocese of AkhaltsikheBeatitude, TaoCatholicos-Klarjeti and Lazeti (partly in Turkey)** Diocese of Nekresi and Hereti (partly in Azerbaijan)* Dioceses abroad Georgia** Diocese of Agaraki and Tashiri (Armenia)** Diocese of West Europe (Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria) The church is governed by the [[Holy SynodPatriarch]] of the Church of all Georgia with the current , [[Archbishop]] of [[Mtskheta ]] and Tbilisi and Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II as chairman. ===Recent Catholicos-Patriarchs of All Georgia===* Kirion II - (1917-1918)* Leonide - (1918-1921)* Ambrosi - (1921-1927)* Christefore III - (1927-1932)* Kalistrare - (1932-1952)* Melkisedek III - (1952-1960)* Eprem II - (1960-1072)* David V - " (1972-1977)* Ilia II - (1977 to present)— ==External links==* [ Website of the Church of Georgia]* [ Church of Georgia] [[CategoryGeorgian:Jurisdictions|Georgia]] {{churches}}უწმიდესი დ

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