About History – Early Photographs of St. David’s Church in Tbilisi

St. David’s Church (Mamadaviti) is located on the slope of Mount Mtatsminda (Geo. მთაწმინდა, meaning the Holy Mountain) in Tbilisi.

St David's Church and the Funicular Railway in Tiflis

St David’s Church and the Funicular Railway in Tiflis

The church is named after St. Davit Gareji, a Syrian priest who helped spread Christianity in Georgia in the 6th century and lived in a small cell where the church is now located.

St David's Church

Each week, St. Davit Gareji would come down from Mount Mtatsminda and preach the gospel to the inhabitants of the city.

St David's Church seen from the city

St David’s Church seen from the city

St David's Church

St David’s Church

View of Tiflis from St David's Church circa 1910

View of Tiflis from St David’s Church circa 1910

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  1. Just love this look at history…thanks!

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