Catholic Patriarchs of Georgia

N A M EY E A R SSt. Andrew the Apostle and St. Simon the Canaanite are the founders of the Orthodox Apostolic Church of GeorgiaIOANE I335-363IAKOBI363-375IOBI375-390ELIA390-400SVIMEON I400-410MOSE410-425IONA425-429IREMIA429-433GRIGOL I433-434BASILI I434-436MOBIDANI (Glonakor)436-443IOVEL I443-458MIKAEL I459-467

N A M EY E A R S
PETRE I467-474
SAMOEL I474-502
GABRIEL I502-510
TAVFECHAG I510-516
CHIMAGI (Chigirmane)516-523
SABA I523-552
EVLAVI533-544
SAMOEL II544-553
MAKARI553-569
SVIMEON II569-575
SAMOEL III575-582
SAMOEL IV582-591
BARTLOME595-595
KIRION I595-610
IOANE II610-619
BABILA619-629
TABORI629-634
SAMOEL V634-640
EVNON640-649
TAVFECHAG II649-664
EVLALE664-668
IOVEL II668-670
SAMOEL VI670-677
GIORGI I677-678
KIRION II678-683
IZID-BOZIDI683-685
THEODORE (Theodos) I685-689
PETRE (Svimeon) II689-720
TALALE720-731
MAMAI731-744
IOANE III744-760
GRIGOL II760-767
SARMEANE767-774
MIKEL II774-780
SAMOEL VII780-790
KIRILE791-802
GRIGOL III802-814
SAMOEL VIII814-826
GIORGI II826-838
GABRIEL II838-850
ILARION I850-860
ARSENI I860-887
EVSUQI888-908
KLEMENTOS908-923
BASILI II924-940
MIKEL III940-952
DAVIT I954-955
ARSENI II955-980
OKROPIR (Ioane) I980-1001
SVIMEON III1001-1012

catholic patriarchs

N A M EY E A R S
MELKISEDEK I1012-1030
OKROPIR (Ioane) II1031-1039
MELKISEDEK I1039-1045
OKROPIR (Ioane) II1045-1049
EKVTIME I1049-1055
GIORGI III (Taoeli)1055-1065
GABRIEL III (Safareli)1065-1080
DIMITRI1080-1090
BASILI III (Karishidze)1090-1100
IOANE IV (Safereli)1100-1142
SVIMEON IV (Gulaberidze)1142-1146
SABA II1146-1150
NIKOLOZ I (Gulaberidze)1150-1178
MIKEL IV1178-1186
BASILI IV1206-1208
IOANE V1208-1210
EPIFANE1210-1220
EKVTIME II1220-1222
ARSENI III1222-1225
GIORGI IV1225-1230
ARSENI IV (Bulmaisidze)1230-1240
NIKOLOZ II1240-1280
ABRAM I1280-1310
EKVTIME III1310-1325
MIKEL V1325-1330
BASIL V1330-1350
DROTEOZ I1350-1356
SHIO I1356-1364
NIKOLOZ III1364-1380
GIORGI V1380-1399
ELIOZ (Gobirakhidze)1399-1411
MIKEL VI1411-1425
DAVIT II1425-1430
THEODORE III1430-1435
DAVIT III (Gobeladze)1435-1439
SHIO II1440-1443
DAVIT III (Gobeladze)1443-1459
MARKOZ1460-1466
DAVIT IV1466-1479
EVAGRE1480-1492
ABRAM II (Abalaki)1492-1497
EFREMI1497-1500
EVAGRE1500-1503
DOROTEOZ II1503-1510
DIONISE1510-1511
DOROTEOZ II1511-1516
BASIL VI1517-1528
MALAKIA1528-1538
MELKISEDEK II1538-1541
GERMANE1541-1550
SVIMEON V1547-1550
ZEBEDE I1550-1557
DOMENTI I1557-1562
NIKOLOZ IV (Baratashvili)1562-1584
NIKOLOZ V1584-1591
DOROTEOZ III1592-1599
DOMENTI II1599-1603
ZEBEDE II1603-1610
IOANE VI (Avalishvili)1610-1613
ZAKARIA (Djordjadze)1613-1630
EVDEMOZ I (Diasamidze)1630-1643
KRISTEFORE (Urdubegisdze)1643-1660
DOMENTI III (Kaikhosro, Mukhran Batonisdze)1660-1675
NIKOLOZ VI (Magaladze)1675-1676
NIKOLOZ VII (Amilakhvari)1676-1687
IOANE VII1687-1691
NIKOLOZ VII (Amilakhvari)1691-1696
IOANE VII (Diasamidze)1696-1700
EVDEMOZ II (Diasamidze)1700-1703
DOMENTI IV1704-1729
BESARION (Orbeliani)1730-1735
DOMENTI IV1735-1742
NIKOLOZ VIII (Kherkheulidze)1742-1744
ANTON I (Didi)1744-1756
IOSEB (Jandieri)1756-1763
ANTON I (Didi)1763-1788
ANTON II1788-1810
BEGINING OF EGZARKHOSES’ ERA
Georgian Church under Russian Empire
Metropolitan Varlam (Eristavi)1811 – 1817
Metropolitan Iona (Vasilevski)1821 – 1834
Archbishop Mose (Bogdanov – Platonov)1832- 1834
Archbishop Evgeni (Baganov)1834 – 1844
Metropolitan Isidore (Nikolski)1844 – 1858
Archbishop Evsevi (Ilinski)1858 – 1877
Archbishop Ioanike (Rudnev)1877 – 1882
Archbishop Pavel (Lebedev)1882 – 1887
Archbishop Palladi (Raev)1887 – 1892
Archbishop Vladimir (Bogojavlensky)1892 – 1898
Archbishop Flabiane (Gorodetski)1898 – 1901
Archbishop Aleksy I (Opotski)1901 – 1905
Archbishop Nikoly (Nalimov)1905 – 1906
Archbishop Nikon (Sofiisky)1906 – 1908
Archbishop Innokenti (Beliaev)1909 – 1913
Archbishop Aleksy II (Molchanov)1913 – 1914
Archbishop Piterim (Oknov)1914 – 1915
Archbishop Platon (Rozhdestvenski)1915 – 1917
END OF EGZARKHOSES’ ERA
KIRION III (Sadzaglishvili)1917-1918
LEONIDE (Okropirridze)1918-1921
AMBROSI (Khelaia)1921-1927
KRISTEFORE II (Tsitskishvili)1928-1932
KALISTRATE (Tsintsadze)1932-1952
MELKISEDEK III (Pkhaladze)1952-1960
EFREM II (Sidamonidze)1960-1972
DAVIT V (Devdariani)1972-1977
ROMANOZ (Petriashvili)1977 (For 40 days)
ILIA II (Shiolashvili – Ghudushauri)1977 – present

 In 1801-1917 Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC) was occupied and has lost its independence – autocephaly under Russian Empire. GOC was headed and governed by so-called “Egzarkhos”-es appointed from the Holy Synod of Russia. To avoid the conflict with Georgian people Russians gave Egzarkhos’ throne to Metropolitan Varlam (Eristavi, 1811 – 1817 ) who was Georgian by origin. Next 17 Metropolitans and Archbishops were all Russians who didn’t even know Georgian language. These years are known as Russification of Georgian church – The Divine Liturgy was replaced to served in Russian and even more, many Russian metropolitans destroyed walls of icons with ancient paintings of Georgian iconography and repainted with new “Russian style” icons in the churches. In 1917 KIRION III (Sadzaglishvili) renounced independence of Georgian Church but he was killed after one year in the Martkofi Monastery. However fortunately, GOC have returned its’ independence and is ruled by Georgian Patriarchs till now.

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