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.
Five persons have been arrested for being members of a criminal network. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry`s criminal police department and the Adjara police officers arrested all five suspects in Adjara...
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has eradicated the attempt of terror attack in Georgia. Head of the PR department of the Ministry Nino Giorgobiani introduced the details of the crime and its investigation to media at a special briefing today.
Russia is prepared to liberate visa regime with Georgia - Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gregory Karasin has announced. He said the Kremin was prepared for amendning the regulations, which would make the visa procedures more flexible.
Ex-chief of the PR department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Guram Donadze and his lawyer Kakha Shonia have already left the office of the Chief Prosecutor. The lawyer denied the preliminary reports about new charges against his defendant and defined that the investigation summoned them for precision of charges.
Georgian Young Lawyers` Association objects to the hasty discussion and adoption of the amendments to the Law on Higher Education. The NGO members say there is no need to speed up the process and adopt it without consultations with non-governmental sector, as it will be undesirable for the autonomy of the higher educational institution.
Governors of the villages of Kachreti and Makharadze, Gurjaani district of the Kakheti Region have been arrested by the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance. According to the investigation, Vazha Arutinashvili and Givi Ramazashvili gave over 50 hectares of pastures owned by Patriarch`s administration for rent illegally.
President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili hosted the UN special rapporteur on the human rights of IDPs, Mr. Chaloka Beyani at the president`s palace prior to the discussion of the UN resolution on IDPs in Georgia.