About Celebrations – Mariamoba

August 28 is Mariamoba (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin) (Georgian: მარიამობა) in Georgia. It is one of the greatest holy days and Orthodox Christians will visit a church, pray and light candles.

Mariamoba (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)

Mariamoba (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

The Gergeti Trinity Church (Georgian: წმინდა სამება), near the town of Stepantsminda (Georgian: სტეფანწმინდა) in north-east Georgia holds special significance and thousands of people will visit on Mariamoba.

Gergeti Trinity Church (Georgian: წმინდა სამება). Photo by Roberto Strauss via Wikimedia Commons

Gergeti Trinity Church (Georgian: წმინდა სამება). Photo by Roberto Strauss via Wikimedia Commons

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