Pictures & Images of St Nino at Bodbe Monastery, Georgia (country) - { 46 images } Created 1 Jan 2019

Pictures photos images of The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe, a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and the seat of the Bishops of Bodbe, Sighnaghi, Kakheti, Georgia. The nunnery of Bodbe is the burial place of St Nino, 338 AD, a female evangelist who converted Georgian queen, Nana, and eventually the pagan king Mirian III of Iberia, so coverting Georgia to Christianity circa 327 AD. Her grave at Bodbe has been a pilgimage site ever since. The monastery gained particular prominence in the late Middle Ages. It was particularly favored by the kings of Kakheti who made choice of the monastery as the place of their coronation. Pillaged by the troops of Shah Abbas I of Persia in 1615, the Bodbe monastery was restored by King Teimuraz I of Kakheti (r. 1605-1648). With the revival of monastic life in Bodbe, a theological school was opened. The monastery also operated one of the largest depositories of religious books in Georgia and was home to several religious writers and scribes. Download pictures & images of The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe, Georgia, or buy as photo art prints on line.

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