Lives, Akathists and Canons of Saint Nino the Enlightener of the Georgians and Our Venerable Father Gabriel the Fool-for-Christ

"This book brings to light two saints living seventeen centuries apart who live the same Christian life and show us two very different ways of living it, one triumphing over paganism in the forth century and the other over militant atheism in the twentieth century. The book is both inspiring and useful as a handbook for prayer."

--Father John Townsend, Rector at St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Roswell, GA


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Translated and compiled with the blessing of His Holiness and Beatitude, Catholicos-Patriarch of All-Georgia Ilia II and His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, this book offers an insight into the lives of Saint Nino the Equal of the Apostles and Enlightener of the Georgians and Blessed Gabriel the Fool-for-Christ, two great Georgian saints who, though laboring for Christ in different eras, are equally venerated in Georgia and worldwide. The book, which also features akathists and canons glorifying these saints, is intended for use in church and at home.