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Zarzma Monastery of Transfiguration  (ზარზმის მონასტერი)

Zarzma Monastery of Transfiguration

Zarzma Monastery is located in Zarzma, Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia.

 

 

 

Location: Zarzma, Samtskhe-Javakheti      Map

Found: 8th century by the monk Serapion

 

 

 

Description of Zarzma Monastery

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Zarzma Monastery was found in 8th century by the monk Serapion. A local noble man Giorgi Chorchaneli was responsible in donating large sums of money and estate for the construction. We have little information about earlier life of this religious community. Much of the buildings you see today date back to the 14th century when the buildings of the complex were reconstructed with a help of a Jaqeli family. Some of portraits of its members are depicted on frescoes among icons of saints. Today Zarzma Monastery is an active monastery. Small community of monks live here. They are most famous for the distinct Georgian singing that you won't hear anywhere else. It is open to the public, but have respect for the religious traditions. Long sleeves and pants are a preferred choice.

 

 

 

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