06 works, Today, September 12th, is Hieromartyr Dositheus’s day, his story illustrated #254

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The capture of Tbilisi by Agha Muhammad Khan

A Qajar-era Persian miniature from the British Library

Thirty-five thousand Persian soldiers marched toward Georgia in the year 1795. The Georgian king Erekle II (1762–1798) and his two thousand soldiers declared war on the invaders as they were approaching Tbilisi. The Georgians won the first skirmish, but many perished in the fighting. The enemy was shaken and was preparing to flee the battleground, when several traitors reported to Aqa Muhammed Khan that King Erekle had lost nearly his entire army.

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