Abashidze. m. Princess Varvara (b. 1763; d.
1779), eldest daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince
of High Rank Zaza Saakadze, Tarkhan-Muravi, Prince
of Satarkano, Murav of Shamshadilo and Shamovi, and
Deputy Lord High Steward of Georgia, by his wife,
Princess Tinatina, fourth daughter of General His
Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Davit Orbeliani,
Grand Master of the Court, Governor of Somkheti.
Ilych Abashidze. b. at Bedzhiny, Tiflis, 12th
October 1867, educ. Tiflis Theological Seminary,
Novorossiykij Imperial Univ., Odessa, and Theological
Acad., Kazan. Entered the priesthood with the name of
Demetre 16th November 1891, deacon 21/11/1891,
priest 1896, Insp. Kutais Theological Seminary 1897-1898,
Insp. Tiflis Theological Seminary 1898-1900 (expelled
Stalin from this Seminary), Rector Alexandrovsky Ardonsky
missionary seminary as Archimandrite 1900-1902,
Consecrated as Bishop if Aliverdi at St Alexander Nesvki
Cathedral, Tiflis, 23rd April 1902,
consecrated as Bishop of Gurijsko 4th November
1903, of Baltsk 16th June 1906, of Turkistan
abd Tashkent 20th January 1907, and of Tauris
and Simferopol 25th June 1912, prom.
Archbishop 6th May 1915, resig. 14th
September 1921, actg. Bishop of Feodosiya
1922-1923, imprisoned at Simferopol 1923, exiled to
Kiev 1923-1929, took the schema with the name of Antoni
1928, imprisoned in the Lukyanov prison Kiev 1933,
revived the Ukranian Autonomous Church 1941. He d.
at Live, 1st November 1942 (bur. Kiev