Last year the Georgian people celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of the annexation Of its country to the dominion Of the Great White Tsar. These past one hundred years have been an era Of uninterrupted and prosperous development Of this nation of chivalry and heroism as well as loyalty and devotion to a great and good cause. In the third century A. D., the Georgians were converted to Christianity by Saint Nina. Ever Since they have been a mighty fortress of christen dom amidst wild and fanatic Mahometan tribes. Many a time their loyalty to their faith was sorely tried by the unparalleled cruelty of the Turks and Persians. Their capital was destroyed again and again, their churches ransacked and they commanded to tread upon the holy images which they venerated from childhood upwards. But even in such a terrible moment the Georgians showed themselves worthy of their all glorious traditions and thousands found their death in the River Koura at Tiﬂis, their chosen capital. For centuries this little nation of heroes battled with the Infidels and great was their distress, almost overcome by the gigantic forces Of savage enemies, when a protector appeared in the north and re-established law and order, confidence and happi ness. Seeing that it was essential to assure a permanent security, the ruler Of Georgia asked in the name of his people to be annexed to the Motherhood of Orthodox Nations.