Orthodox Christians mark the Good Friday today, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his Death at Calvary. Rites for the Deposition from the Cross will be performed in the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi on Friday.
The Deposition of Jesus Christ - a special cloth, on which the dead Christ is embroidered was placed in the centers of the churches and will be held held there for three days, until Easter, which symbolically demonstrates that Jesus Christ`s body was held in the grave for three days.
Traditionally, on Holy Friday Orthodox Easter eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Christ, shed on the Cross, and the hard shell of the egg symbolized the sealed Tomb of Christ—the cracking of which symbolized his resurrection from the dead. The egg is seen by followers of Christianity as symbolic of the grave and life renewed or resurrected by breaking out of it. The red supposedly symbolizes the blood of Christ redeeming the world and human redemption through the blood shed in the sacrifice of the crucifixion. The egg itself is a symbol of resurrection: while being dormant it contains a new life sealed within it.
Despite the escalation of military operations in Ukraine, the country`s government says no state of emergency will be imposed. The administration of the President of Ukraine has defined that in case the state of emergency is declared, Ukraine`s government will no longer be able to accept military assistance from any other nation.
The police arrested the person suspected of shooting three young men in a few minutes after the crime. The murder occurred in the Adigheni Region last night. Davit Kublashvili, 44, is the employ of the local public service agency.
The embassy of Georgia to Ukraine has confirmed the reports that the Georgian nationals have started to flee the city of Donetsk after Russia`s military incursion on the ground. The military operations have the Georgian embassy has also been closed due to the escalation of the situation in the East of Ukraine...
Amid the Russian military incursion to Ukraine`s Eastern regions, Georgian Health Minister Davit Sergeenko holds meetings in Kiev to work out the action plan for the humanitarian assistance, which Georgia intends to provide to the partner nation.
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Georgian Prime Minister reiterates support to Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity within the internationally recognized borders - Irakli Gharibashvili`s statement was published on the government`s website today.
The separatists in Ukraine have launched a counter-offensive - reports say that the town of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov has been captured by the rebels and they are now heading towards the port of Mariupol, which has been peaceful so far after being regained by the Ukraine`s forces two months ago.