The (As)Syrian Father Tadeoz Stepantsmindeli is also known as Theodosius or Tata and is also referred to as bearing the toponym "Rekhali". This is because he was associated with the church of St. Stephen (Tsminda Stepanos) in the village of Rekha on the slope of Mt. Tkhoti in Shida Kartli. Today it is unclear which of the several ruined sites on the mountainside was Rekha and so Tadeoz Stepantsmindeli is the only one of these figures who does not have an ancient or modern monastery associated with him today.
Date of Visit
17th August 2017
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Emma Loosley, “Rekha/Mt. Tkhoti,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed September 22, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/842.