Jikheti monastery

According to the old notes, the church was built in the time of Queen Tamar, although already in the XIX century only its ruins were preserved. In 1886, on the Jikheti territory settled a nun Elena Mgaloblishvili together with several nuns.

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Jikheti monastery

According to the old notes, the church was built in the time of Queen Tamar, although already in the XIX century only its ruins were preserved. In 1886, on the Jikheti territory settled a nun Elena Mgaloblishvili together with several nuns. Prince Machutadze donated a land to them. In 1893, they received permission from the Synod on the structure of the church and in 1896, under the leadership of Hilarion Menabde built a main stone church of Virgin. In the monastery was functioning the school, where literacy and fancywork was taught.

According to the historical records of the monastery, Jikheti church had close ties to the Monastery of John the Evangelist. In 1905, the leader of the Monastery of John the Evangelist monk Jonah sent icon of the Virgin from Mount Athos to the Jikheti monastery.

In 1987, to the temple of Virgin a bell-tower was added. In 1988 there was built the church of St. George of basilica type. In 2002, the temple was built St. Conception of John the Baptist. In the courtyard baptismal font is located in which the healing spring water flows.


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