Gostibe, Сhurch of Holy Trinity
|Location:||Gostibe, Kaspi Municipality|
|Place:||Georgia, Shida Kartli|
|Type:||Domeless Church, Hall church|
|Layers of the Murals:||One layer|
There are thirteen relief images of equal-armed crosses on the facades and the interior of the church; a cross is carved out above the windows and the chancel. Five of them bear donor and commemorative inscriptions executed above the cross. They date to the tenth century. Three pilgrim inscriptions scratched out on the south façade belong to the same period.
Presently, a slab with a cross above which is an inscription commemorating the builder of the church is fitted in the east corner of the north façade of the church: Ⴃ(Ⴈ)Ⴃ(Ⴄ)Ⴁ(Ⴀ)Ⴢ Ⴘ(Ⴄ)ႬႣႠ ႱႠႫ(Ⴄ)Ⴁ(Ⴀ)Ⴍ| Ⴜ(ႫႨႣႠ)Ⴍ, Ⴐ(ႭႫႤႪႫႠ)Ⴌ Ⴖ(ႨႰႱ) [Ⴗ]Ⴍ Ⴃ(Ⴀ)Ⴅ(Ⴈ)Ⴇ Ⴂ(Ⴀ)Ⴊ(Ⴀ)Ⴒ(Ⴍ)ႦႨ | Ⴀ[Ⴖ]Ⴂ(Ⴄ)Ⴁ(Ⴀ)Ⴃ||ႠႫႨႱ Ⴜ(ႫႨ)Ⴃ(Ⴈ)Ⴑ|Ⴀ Ⴄ||ႤႩ(ႪႤ)Ⴑ(ႨႨႱႠ)Ⴢ – დ(ი)დ(ე)ბ(ა)ჲ შ(ე)ნდა სამ(ე)ბ(ა)ო | წ(მიდა)ო, რ(ომელმა)ნ ღ(ირს) [ყ]ო დ(ა)ვ(ი)თ გ(ა)ლ(ა)ტ(ო)ზი ა[ღ]გ(ე)ბ(ა)დ ამის წ(მი)დ(ი)ს|ა ეკ(ლე)ს(იისა)ჲ.
It is probable that the donor of the church is commemorated in the on the west façade: Ⴜ(ႫႨႣႠ)Ⴍ ႤႩ(ႪႤ)Ⴑ(ႨႠ)Ⴍ Ⴘ(ႤႨႼႷႠႪ)Ⴄ| ႱႠႬႨႥႠႿ | ႣႶႤႱႠ ႫႠႱ ႢႠႬႩ(ႨႧႾ)Ⴅ|ႨႱႠႱႠ – Holy Church, have mercy on Sanivaj in the Day of Judgement.