St. Grigol Peradze Award

Since 2010, every two years the St. Grigol Peradze Award is presented to the people who in their scientific activity present the same values that St. Grigol Peradze. The prize distinguishes outstanding people, whose life’s achievements are a good example for others.

Saint Grigol Peradze (Georgian: გრიგოლ ფერაძე) (St. Priest Martyr Grigol), (September 13, 1899 – December 6, 1942) was a prominent Georgian ecclesiastic figure, philologist, theologian, historian, and Professor of Patristics in the interwar period. On December 6, 1942, Grigol Peradze was killed in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz (Oświęcim) when he took the blame for the murder of a German officer to spare his fellow prisoners. Grigol Peradze was canonized by the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church in September 1995

The award has an international character
Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili congratulates to professor Jan Braun – laureate of the St. Grzegorz Peradze Award

St. Grigol Peradze Award laureates


  • Henryk Paprocki, theologian, University of Bialystok
  • Jan Malicki dr. hc, University of Warsaw


  • Prof. Bernar Outtier, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris
  • Włodzimierz Lengauer, historian, University of Warsaw


  • Archimandryta Adam (Vakhtang Akhaladze), georgian clergy, professor, philosopher, poet
  • Prof. Jan Braun, linguist, University of Warsaw
  • Prof. Wojciech Materski, historian, Polish Academy of Sciences


  • Dr David Kolbaia, historian, University of Warsaw


  • Prof. Jost Gippert, German linguist, professor at the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of J.W. Goethe in Frankfurt am Main
  • Prof. Vakhtang Licheli, archaeologist, State University of Tbilisi
  • Prof. Vakhtang Peradze, historian, University of St. Grzegorz Peradze


  • Ilia Peradze, chairman of the St. Grzegorz Peradze Association in Tbilisi


  • Prof. Gocha Japaridze, historian, orientalist, State University of Tbilisi
  • JE Metropolita Andria (Gvazava) Patriarchate of the Georgian Church