About Events – The Hundred Thousand Martyrs of Tbilisi

The Georgian Orthodox Church commemorates the Hundred Thousand Martyrs (Georgian: ასი ათასი მოწამე) on 13 November each year. The Martyrs were put to death by Sultan Jalal al-Din of Khwarazm for not renouncing Christianity following his capture of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1226.

Icon depicting the Hundred Thousand Martyrs of Tbilisi

Icon depicting the Hundred Thousand Martyrs of Tbilisi

Procession in Tbilisi commemorating the Hundred Thousand Martyrs.

Procession in Tbilisi commemorating the Hundred Thousand Martyrs.

The Metekhi Bridge is traditionally considered to have been the site of the executions.

Procession on Metekhi Bridge in Tbilisi commemorating the Hundred Thousand Martyrs.

Procession on Metekhi Bridge in Tbilisi commemorating the Hundred Thousand Martyrs.

Metekhi Church in Tbilisi on day of the Hundred Thousand Martyrs.

Metekhi Church in Tbilisi on the day of the Hundred Thousand Martyrs.

Procession in Tbilisi commemorating the Hundred Thousand Martyrs.

Procession in Tbilisi commemorating the Hundred Thousand Martyrs.

Narikala Castle in Tbilisi on the day of the Hundred Thousand Martyrs.

Narikala Castle in Tbilisi on the day of the Hundred Thousand Martyrs.

Photos courtesy Of Tbilisi City Hall.

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