On January 7, the Orthodox Church celebrates the birth of the Jesus Christ. Minister of Defence of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili along with Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia attended the Christmas Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. His Holiness and Beatitude, Archbishop of Mtskheta-Tbilisi Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II held a solemn liturgy on the occasion of Christmas. The representatives of the Georgian legislative and executive authorities attended the service. Prior to the liturgy, the parish of the Cathedral and the representatives of the authorities gathered at the church to hear the Christmas Epistle of the Patriarch.