Saturday, July 4, 2020

Saint Abo of Tblisi – Saint of the Day – January 8

St. Abo of Tblisi Biography

St. Abo of Tblisi Profile. Born: 8th century in Iraq, Asia. Worked in N/A. Died: 6 January 786 in Tblisi, Georgia. Feast Day is celebrated on January 8.


The Memorial of St. Abo of Tblisi – Saint of the Day

St. Abo of Tblisi Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 8th century
Country of Birth Iraq of Asia
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Not Married
Profession Missionary
Place of Work N/A
Date of Death 6 January 786
Place of Death Tblisi, Georgia
Feast Day January 8
Canonization Canonized by Pre congregation
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Saint’s Biography

Saint Abo of Tblisi was born in Baghdad as a Muslim and served at the court of Nerses. As a young man, Abo converted to Christianity but kept this secret since Georgia was ruled by Muslims. Abo could not receive baptism until later when his master had to flee to the North Caucasus, a refugee in the Khazaria. It was during the return to Georgia, in Tblisi, that Abo, having declared his faith, was arrested at the end of 785. After 10 days of imprisonment, fasting, and prayers, he was beheaded. His bones were burned on a cliff and thrown into the river Kura flowing through Tbilisi. 

Saint Abo of Tblisi
St. Abo of Tblisi