David Gareji ( Georgian .ავით გარეჯელი ; † 604 ) - an Eastern Christian monk , a disciple of John of Zedazni , who came with him from Antioch to Iberia with the preaching of Christianity ; one of 13 Syrian fathers . The memory in the Orthodox Church is May 7 (according to the Julian calendar ) and Thursday on Ascension ( mamadavitoba ). It is revered by one of the founders of Georgian monasticism  .
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He worked on Mount Zadeni near the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtskheta , then on Mount Mtatsminda (now - in Tbilisi , at the place where the temple of his name - Mamadaviti), then moved to the Gareja Cave.
The legend of the origin of the Kashveti temple is associated with David Gareji  . According to legend, instigated by pagan priests, the woman accused David of Gareja of being pregnant from him. David predicted that her wrongness would become apparent when she gave birth to a stone. After this happened, the place was called "to (in) ashveti."
In memory of David, the Church of St. David was erected in Tbilisi ( Mtatsminda ).
- Davido-Gareji Monastery Complex