SAINTS OF MY HEART
The Monastery of St David Gareji in Georgia
St David Gareji of Georgia
& Saint Lucian his spiritual son
Saint David Gareji of Georgia (+6th century)
ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA
Saint David of Gareji was Syrian by birth. The future ascetic became a disciple of Saint John of Zedazeni and journeyed with him to Georgia. Saint David and his spiritual son Lucian settled on a mountain above Tbilisi, the capital of Kartli.
At that time Kartli was constantly under threat of the Persian fire-worshippers. Saint David would spend entire days in prayer, beseeching the Lord for forgiveness of the sins of those who dwelt in the city. When he was finished praying for the day, he would stand on the mountain and bless the whole city. Once a week Saints David and Lucian would go down into the city to preach. A church dedicated to Saint David was later built on the Continue reading “Saint David Gareji of Georgia & Saint Lucian his spiritual son (+6th century) – June 9”