Question: Father, I am 20 years old and being in love with 16 years older man. Now we have been split without any serious reason… He just did not call me one day. Neither did I… and, that turned into the end of the story. But, I still love him… He is a churchgoer, moreover, he wears surplice. But, I cannot understand why he acts so.. Is that a sin?
Answer: Love that you mean is divine feeling and should be domed with marriage. Please, consider and realize everything before making next step. It’d be better
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Leaders of Georgian Church

Bishops and Catholicoses of Kartli (Mtskheta)


† John I – First Bishop of Kartli, approx. 20-60’s of IV c

† Jacob – approx. 60-70’s of IV c

† Job – approx. 70-90’s of IV c

† Elliah –
approx. from 90’s of IV c to early V c

† Simon I –
approx. early V c to 20’s of V c

† Moses –
approx. 20’s of V c

† Jonah –
approx. 20’s of V c

† Jeremiah –
approx. late 20’s of V c

† Grigol I –
approx. 20-30’s of V c

† Basil I –
approx. 30’s of V c

† Mobidan –
approx. late 30’s of V c

† Jove I –
approx. 40’s of V c (during early reign of King Vakhtan Gorgasali)

† Glonokor –
approx. 40’s of V c (during reign of King Mirdat)

† Michael I –
from 50’s to late 60’s of V c

† Peter I –
First Catholicos of Kartli, approx. from 60’s of V c

† Samuel I –
approx. early VI c

† Gabriel I –
approx. 505-507

† Tavfachag (Tavfechag) I –
approx. 10’s of VI c

† Chimaga (Chermag) I –
approx. from late 10’s to 20’s of VI c

† Saba (Dasabia) I –
approx. 20-30’s of VI c

† Evlale (Evlati, Evlavious) I –
30’s of VI c

† Makar –
approx. late 30’s of VI c

† Samuel II (Simon – Peter) –
approx. 60-70’s of VI c

† Samuel III –
approx 575-582

† Samuel IV –
approx. 80-90’s of VI c

† Bartholomew –
approx. late 90’s of VI c

† Kirion (Kiron) I –
approx. 599-614/16

† John II –
approx. late 20’s of VII c

† Babila –
approx. early 30’s of VII c

† Tabor –
approx. 30’s of VII c

† Samuel V –
approx. late 30’s and early 40’s of VII c

† Evnon –
approx. 40’s of VII c

† Tavfachag II –
approx. 50-60’s of VII c

† Evlale II –
approx. 664-668

† Jove II –
approx. 668-670

† Samuel VI –
approx. 670-677

† George I – approx. 677-678

† Kirion II -
approx. 678-683

† Izid-Bozidi –
approx. 683-685

† Theodore I –
approx. 685-689

† Peter II –
approx. 689-720

† Mamai –
approx. 720-744

† John III –
approx. 40-60’s of VIII c

† Grigol II –
approx. 760-767

† Klementos –
70’s of VIII c

† Sermeane –
70’s of VIII c

† Talale – late
70’s of VIII c

† Michael II –
approx. 744-780

† Samoel VII –
approx. 780-784

† Kirile I –
approx. 781-802

† Grigol III –
approx. 802-814

† Samoel VIII –
approx. 814-826

† George II –
approx. 826-838

† Gabriel II –
approx. 30-50’s of IX c

† Illarion –
approx. late 50’s of IX c

† Arsen I Great (of Safara) –
approx. 860-887

† Evsuki –
approx. 887-914

† Basil II –
approx. 914-930

† Michael III –
approx. 930-947

† David I –
approx. 947-955

† Arsen II –
approx. 955-980

Catholicoses and Patriarches of All Georgia

† John IV (Chrisostomos) – approx. 980-1001

† Simon III – approx. 1001-1010

† Melkisedek I – approx. 1010-1033

† John V (Chrisostomos) – approx. 1033-1049

† Ekvtime I – 1049-1055

† Evstati – no information

† George III (of Tao) – 50-60’s of XI c (during reign of King Bagrat IV)

† Gabriel III (of Safara) – approx. 1065-1080 (during reign of Bagrat IV and George II)

† Dimitri – approx. 1080-1090

† Basil III – approx. 1090-1100 (contemporary of King David the Builder)

† John VI – first quarter of XII c (contemporary of King David the Builder)

† Simon IV (Gulaberisdze) – second quarter of XII c

† Saba II – approx. 40-50’s of XII c (contemporary of King Demetre I)

† Nikoloz I (Gulaberisdze) – approx. from late 50’s of XII c

† Michael IV – 1178-1187

† Theodore II – approx. 1188-1204/1205 (contemporary of Queen Tamar)

† Basil IV – approx. 1204-1205

† John VII – approx. 1205/1206-1210 (contemporary of Queen Tamar)

† Epiphane (Etiphane) – approx1210-1220 (contemporary of Queen Tamar and King George IV)

† Ekvtime II – 1220-1222

† Arsen III – 20-30’s of XIII c

† George IV – 30’s of XIII c

† Nikoloz II – 30’s of XIII c

† Michael V – early 40’s of XIII c

† Arsen IV (Bulmaisimisdze) – 1241/42-1249/50

† Nikoloz III – approx. 1250-1282

† Abraham I – approx. 1282-1310

† Ekvtime (Eftime) III – approx. from early 1310’ to late 1330’s

† Basil V – 30-60’s of XIV c

† Dorotheos I – 60’s of XIV c

† Shio I – 1356-1364

† Nikoloz IV – approx. 70’s of XIV c

† George V – approx. 80-90’s of XIV c (contemporary of King Bagrat and King George VII)

† Elioz (Gobirakhisdze) – from later 90’s of XIV to 1419

† Michael VI – 1419-1426

† David II (son of King Alexander I) – 1425/26-1428

† Theodore III – approx. 1429-1435

† David III – approx. 1435/36-1438/39

† Shio II – approx. 1439-1443/47

† David IV (Chavchavadze) – 1443/47-1459

† Marcos – 1460-1466 (during reign of King George VIII)

† David V – 1466-1479

Catholicos – Patriarches of Georgia after Separating the Kingdom

† Nikoloz V – approx. 1479-1488

† Evagre – approx. 1488-1492; 1500-1503

† Abraham II Abalaki – 1492-1497

† Efrem I – 1497-1503

† Dorotheos II – 1503-1505; 1511-1516

† John VIII – 1505-1509

† Dionos (Dionysus) – approx. 1510-1511

† Basil VI – 1517-1528; 1529-1531

† Melkisedek II (Bagrationi) – approx. 1528-1529; 1540-1545; 1548-1552

† Malakia – 1532-1534

† Germane – approx.1535-1546

† Nikoloz VI – approx. 1542-1547

† Simon V – 1547-1548

† Zebede I – 1552-1556

† Domenti I – 1556-1560

† Nikoloz VII (Baratashvili) – 1561-1584

† Nikoloz VIII (Bagrationi) – 1584-1589

† Dorotheos III – approx. 1589-1595

† Domenti II – approx. 1595-1610

† Zebede II – 1610-1611

† John IX (Avalishvili) –
1612-1616

† Christephore I – 1616-1622

† Zachariah (Jorjadze) –
1623-1632

† Evdemoz I (Diasamidze) –
1632-1642

† Christephore II (Urdubegisdze-Amilakhvari) – 1642-1660

† Domenti III –
1660-1675

† Nikoloz IX (Nikoloz Jotam Amilakhvari) –
1678-1688; 1692-1695 (contemporary of King George XI)

† John X (Diasamidze) – 1688-1692; 1695-1700

† Evdemoz II (Diasamidze) –
1700-1605

† Domenti IV (Damiane Levan Bagrationi) –
1705-1741

† Besarion (Baratashvili-Orbelishvili) –
1724-1737

† Kirile II –
1737-1739

† Nikoloz X (Kherkheulidze) –
1741-1744

† Anton I (Bagrationi) –
1744-1755; 1764-1788

† Josef (Jandieri) –
1755-1764

† Anton II (Bagrationi) –
1788-1811

Catholisoses and Catholicos-Patriarches of Abkhazia (Western Georgia)

† Simon – approx. late XI c or early XII c

† Nikoloz –
late XIII c

† Daniel –
second half of XIV c

† Arseni –
1390

† Joachim (Jovachim) –
approx. 70’s of XV c

† Stephan – 1490-1516

† Malakia I (Abashidze) –
1519-40’s of XVI c

† Evdemon I (Chkhetidze) –
1557-1578

† Eftvime (Ekvtime) I (Sakvarelidze) –
1578-1616

† Malakia II (Gurieli) –
1616-1639

† Grigol I –
1639

† Maxim I (Machutadze) –
1639-1657

† Zachariah (Kvariani) –
1657-1660

† Simon (Chkhetidze) –
1660-1666

† Evdemon II (Sakvarelidze) –
1666-1669

† Eftvime (Ekvtime) II (Sakvarelidze) –
1669-1673

† David (Nemsadze) –
1673-1696

† Grigol II (Lortkipanidze) –
1696-1742

† Besarion (Eristavi) –
1742-1769

† Germane (Tsulukidze) –
mid of XVIII c

† Josef (Bagrationi) –
1769-1776

† Maxim II (Abashidze) –
1776-1795

† Dositheos (Tsereteli) –
1795-1814

Catholicos-Patriarches of All Georgia after Restoration of Autocephaly (1917)

† Kirion II (Sadzaglishvili) – 1917-1917

† Leonide (Okropiridze) –
1919-1921

† Ambrosi (Khelaya) –
1921-1927

† Christephore III (Tsitskishvili) –
1927-1932

† Kalistrate (Tsintsadze) –
1932-1952

† Melkisedek III (Pkhaladze) –
1952-1960

† Efrem II (Sidamonidze) –
1960-1972

† David VI (Devdariani) –
1972-1977

† Ilia II (Shiolashvili) –
1977-currently