On April 10 we commemorate two large groups of Georgian Orthodox martyrs under the sword of Islam: the Martyrs of the Kvabtakhevi Monastery (recounted below), who were burned alive by their Muslim tormentors in 1386, and the Six-Thousand Martyrs of Georgia (†1615).
Better known are the 100,000 Holy Martyrs of Tbilisi (†1227), who refused to deny Christ and were beheaded, thus receiving their heavenly crowns.
Martyrs of the Kvabtakhevi Monastery in Georgia
Commemorated April 10 | OCA
“In the multitude of Thy mercy shall I go into Thy house; I shall worship toward Thy holy temple in fear of Thee. O Lord, guide me in the way of Thy righteousness; because of mine enemies, make straight my way before Thee (Ps. 5:6-7) that with a pure mind I may glorify Thee forever....”