Mokvi Cathedral ( Georgian: მოქვის ეკლესია) is a Georgian Orthodox Cathedral located in Mokvi, in the Ochamchira district of the de facto independent Republic of Abkhazia, internationally recognized to constitute a part of Georgia.
Mokvi Cathedral consists of five naves, built in the third quarter of the 10th century, during the reign of king
Leon III of Abkhazia. According to a non-extant inscription (found by Patriarch Dositheos II of Jerusalem who visited Mokvi in 1659) the church was painted during the reign of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and David IV of Georgia. In the [2 ] Catholicate of Abkhazia Mokvi was the seat of a Bishop at least until the 17th century. [2 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Abkhazia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries. The Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider Abkhazia a part of Georgia's territory. In Georgia's official subdivision it is an de jure autonomous republic, whose government sits in exile in Tbilisi.
^ a b Акты собранные Кавказскою Археографическою Комиссиею ( Acts of Caucasian Archeographic Commission), v. 5, pp. 1056-1057, cited by Экзеков, Мусса (2012). По обе стороны Большого Кавказа. Сборник документов (1-я половина XIX века). Том II. Питер. pp. 570–572. ISBN 9785459008906.
Online references [ edit ]