The Holy Martyr Shalva – Commemorated on June 17 — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe

The Holy Martyr Shalva was distinguished by his many Christian virtues. For his bravery and valour, the holy noble-born Empress Tamara the Great (Comm. 1 May) appointed him governor of the Akhaltsikhe district (in southern Georgia).      While leading the Georgian army, he gained a splendid victory over the Turkish sultan Nokardin, in consequence of which peace…

The Holy Martyr Shalva – Commemorated on June 17 — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe