22 June 2024,   06:00
Tsachkhuroba is celebrated in Martvili

Tsachkhuroba is celebrated in Martvili. The festival is celebrated every year, on Thursday of the Holy Week.

The couples from all over Georgia, who don’t have kids, visit the Archangel Church on Tsakhkhuroba and ask for mercy from the icon of Archangel of Tsachkhuru. The worshippers bring small cradles (sometimes with a doll in them) to the church.

On the feast of Tsachkhuroba, a special service is held for the childless couples, they are mentioned in prayers and then, they receive a sacrament. In addition to the suppliants, many grateful people visit the temple on this day. Tsachkhuroba is one of the most interesting and distinctive holidays in Georgia, which has survived to the present day. It has traces of pre-Christian culture, adapted and combined with Christianity.