October 14, 2012
A little history:
Saint Nino converted the Iverian Kingdom to Christianity in the 4th Century. Since that time, Mtskheta, a small town just outside Tbilisi, has been the spiritual heart of Georgia.
According to tradition, in Mtskheta, Christ’s robe lies buried beneath the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, a grand church that dates from the Eleventh Century. Apparently, a Mtskheta Jew, Elioz, was in Jerusalem at the time of the Crucifixion and returned with the robe to Mtskheta. The robe was buried with Elioz’ sister in the church that originally stood on this location.