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The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia, commonly called Sameba (Trinity in Georgian) is the main cathedral of the Church of Georgia, replacing the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition as the main cathedral. The cathedral was built between 1995 and 2004. The Holy Trinity Cathedral is the largest religious building in the area of the South Caucasus.

Holy Trinity Cathedral was built to commemorate the 1500th anniversary of the autocephaly of the Church in Georgia and the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. The cathedral was consecrated on November 23, 2004, St George's Day, by Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia.

The church is built in the form of a cross with the dome over the crossing. There are nine chapels within the cathedral, five of them are located below the main floor. A free-standing bell tower is adjacent to the cathedral.

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