At Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary, this day has been set as the starting date of the academic year. It is a tradition of many years to begin the school year with Moleben offered in Sioni Cathedral Temple by the hierarchs of our Church who are assisted by the clergy. The service is attended by the personnel of the academy and seminary, students and the community of the faithful.
For decades, September 14 has been a celebration for the teachers of our educational institution and students. Sioni Cathedral Temple did not have enough space such a great number of worshippers. The beginning of this year, sadly, has been held with a relatively modest celebration since we still have to follow the regulations related to the pandemic.
The Moleben was offered by the Rector of Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary, Protopresbyter Giorgi Zviadadze. The choir of our school led by Lekso Gremelashvili sang hymns. The Rector congratulated the personnel and the students of the school on the beginning of the new academic year, conveyed the blessing of His Holiness and Beatitude, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II and wished them success on their path of deepening their faith and knowledge.
Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary ushers the new academic year of 2021-22 with a safe and orderly infrastructure for health. Corridors, rooms, offices have been renovated. New inventory for every student to work separately from the others has been purchased, which we think will be the basis for activities without creating harm to their health.
Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary congratulates the personnel and the students on the beginning of the new academic year, and especially the freshmen, who are entering a new stage of life, and wishes them edification in spirituality and wisdom in serving honestly the Mother Church and our homeland in today’s even more complicated environment!