Today, on October 20, in Sioni Cathedral, the Rector of Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary, Protopresbyter Giorgi Zviadadze, together with the clergy of the school and the priests of the Cathedral, offered a memorial service for the deceased professors, teachers, students and employees of Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary. The service was attended by the family members of the deceased, professors, teachers and students of the theological academy and seminary and the representatives of the administration.
At the end of the service, Protopresbyter Giorgi Zviadadze spoke about the contribution of the deceased professors and teachers of the academy to the well-fare of the Church and the nation. He noted that many of them had worked here at the invitation of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, and the current success of Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary, its scientific and theological achievements are largely connected with their names. Their knowledge and experience became the basis of the students’ scientific and intellectual work and their service within the bosom of the Church. The great memorial service for the deceased teachers and students is held every year in Sioni Cathedral. With this service, Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary pays respect, expresses reverence, love and gratitude to the deceased teachers, students and employees.
“I deeply believe that our prayer before God for those who are no longer in this world is a help and solace” - said Father Giorgi Zviadadze.
The choirs of Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary conducted by Lasha Zaalishvili and Lekso Gremelashvili sang hymns at the service.