Gamarjoba! In today’s episode we finish out the story of King Mirian III, Queen Nana, and St. Nino, and see how exactly the Christianization of Kartli occurred. Also, there are quite a few miracles happening around Kartli, so who knows what’s causing them.
The History of Africa
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Nino’s Grapevine Cross
Saints King Mirian III and Queen Nana
King Mirian III likeness on tomb
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral at Mtskheta
Nino Burial Spot
Saint Nino Drawing
Saint Nino Mosaic
Saint Nino at Svetitskhoveli
Glory of Iberia
Burial Location of Christ’s Shroud
Burial location of King Mirian III and Queen Nana King Mirian and Queen Nana https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2019/10/01/108936-equals-of-the-apostles-emperor-mirian-and-empress-nana-of-georgi Tombs of King Mirian III and Queen Nana Lorenzo Zambetti from Italy, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons King Mirian III guro gabashvili, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons The Glory of Iberia Mikhail Sabinin, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Svetitskhoveli Cathedral Levan Gokadze, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons The Holy Tunic of Jesus Christ burial place in Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (supposedly there) by Roberto Toro Mtskheta and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral Panorama Dmitry A. Mottl, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Nino Tomb https://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2021/01/the-tomb-of-saint-nina-in-bodbe.html Bodbe Monastery Armineaghayan, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Grapevine Cross Paata Vardanashvili from Tbilisi, Georgia, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons St Nino icon at Svetitskhoveli, Georgia Kober, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Saint Nino Unknown authorUnknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Saint Nino at Samtavro Monastery guro gabashvili, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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