Memory 16 (29) August
Holy Martyr Kristepore Guruli
|Holy Martyr Kristepore Guruli|
It is commonly believed that St. Kristepore Guruli was martyred, but little information exists about him to prove this. Kristepore’s name has been preserved in the nation’s memory, and he is commemorated in the Church calendar.
The Georgian ancestry of Holy Martyr Kristepore is indicated by his appellation, “Guruli,” which means “from the province of Guria (in western Georgia).” From this, Church historians have been
led to believe that Holy Martyr Kristepore labored in Georgia.
Thou didst receive the Cross of Christ with great zeal and suffer for His sake. O Holy Martyr Kristepore, pray to God for us!