A Monastery dedicated to Holy Patriarch Ambrose was established in the area of Tbilisi
With bless of the Patriarch of all Georgia Elijah II, at the territory of previous botanical garden at the bank of
Custodian of this monastery is archimandrite Sabas (Kuchava).
The celebrating service in honour of Saint Ambrose will take place at March, the 29th, which is the day of the memory of St. Ambrose.
Patriarch Ambrose was born in a clerical family, in the year of 1861, in the west Georgian
He graduated the Tbilisi Spiritual seminary in 1888. He was working as a priest in
After he returned to
He was ordained as Bishop Chkondidi on October 15th, 1917, and in 1918 was moved to the Sukhumi-Abkhazian cathedra in a rank of Metropolitan.
In September 1921, at the Assembly of the Georgian Orthodox Church father Ambrose was elected as a Patriarch of all
He spoke to the participants of the International Conference in
Soon after, he was arrested. On March 19th, 1924 he was charged for “counter-revolutionary” activity and sentenced to a 7 year prison. However, due to the vast attempts of the believers and of the Throne Keeper of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Christopher
for his freedom, he was released.
Anyway, he was placed under home arrest, without any right of public Service to God. Some rumours existed, stating that he was killed under demand of the government, so that in order to avoid such suspicions he was allowed to perform a service, but he fell down hit by a heart attack while servicing. He was transported to the Patriarchy Residency but passed away after several days, at the day of 16/29 March 1927.
In September 1996, Patriarch Ambrose was canonised at the General Assembly of the Georgian Orthodox Church.