A group of pilgrims started the journey on June first from Poka and will arrive in Mtskheta on July 13Th. Two Americans are also participating in the pacing. They wear Saint Nino's cross and sing Georgian hymns.
Matthew Rephond is from Alaska. He came in Georgia to follow the route of Saint Nino. The school, which Matthew is a member of, was visiting Georgia in 2011, This is when he fell in love with the country, local folklore and Georgian hospitality. Matthew decided to come back someday. The American pilgrims say being in Georgia is like " drinking water of a holy stream."