Icon of St. Gabriel of Georgia - (1GA35)

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St. Gabriel was born as Goderdzi Urgebadze in Tbilisi in the family of a Communist Party functionary, who was murdered in 1931. After a compulsory service in the Soviet army, he decided to join the monastic life and was ordained into monkhood under the name of Gabriel in 1955. He made himself famous by tearing down a banner depicting Vladimir Lenin during an International Workers' Day parade in downtown Tbilisi in 1965. He was arrested, tried, ruled to be psychotic, and confined to a mental hospital for seven months.

St. Gabriel spent much of his later life at the convent of Saint Nino, a nunnery attached to the Samtavro church in Mtskheta, an ancient town north of Tbilisi. He died there in 1995 and was buried at the Samtavro churchyard.


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  • 5
    Icon of St. Gabriel of Georgia

    Posted by Nancy on 4th Dec 2023

    This is a lovely icon, it came in a decent amount of time, well-protected, and nicely done. I'm partidularly grateful because it is very hard to find icons of St. Gabriel at reputable icon stores.

  • 5

    Posted by Carrie on 17th Nov 2023

    I have several icons from uncut mountain, and this might be my favorite. It is so crisp yet so warm. I have it in 2 different sizes so that my son could have one in his room and the larger size in the living room. Thank you!

  • 5
    High quality icon

    Posted by Jayden Crumell on 3rd May 2023

    No problems :)

  • 5
    Icon of St Gabriel of Georgia

    Posted by Joseph Woodill on 11th Jan 2023

    Recommended. Icon calls us all to become fools for Christ.

  • 5
    simply beautiful

    Posted by greta m. on 22nd Mar 2022

    the image of st. gabriel is so peaceful. in these trying times, his presence is a blessing. what kind eyes! the workmanship is excellent. very high quality.

  • 5
    Glory to God

    Posted by Marko Momchilovich on 18th Mar 2022

    I am so happy that I finally have the icon of Saint Gabriel of Georgia. Thank you!

  • 5

    Posted by Juliana Gagliano on 27th Dec 2021

    The icon was a gift to a loved one. Excellent customer service and quality, as always! Thank you!

  • 5
    St. Gabriel Of Georgia

    Posted by Concetta Grener on 14th Dec 2021

    St. Gabriel always makes me smile! The warm, soft colors drew me to this beautiful icon of St. Gabriel, and it truly reflects the light in his eyes. I am very pleased with my purchase.

  • 5
    A Holy Fool

    Posted by Esmee La Fleur on 2nd Nov 2021

    I purchased this icon a few weeks ago and today (November 2), as I write this review, we commemorate him. The more I learn about this Confessor for the Faith and Fool-For-Christ, the more remarkable and inspiring he becomes. The depiction of him in this icon really captures both his strength of heart and the foolishness of his mind that he donned in order to protect himself while still speaking the Truth in the midst of a hostile Communist regime. I am so happy to have this bold intercessor before God on the wall of my prayer corner.