The church was constructed by the order of the governor-general Golicin in 1898-1901. It is said that originally the St. John The Theologian main temple was founded here in the 7th century. The church belonged to Mtskheta-Tbilisi eparchy, though the liturgical ceremonies were conducted in Russian. Nowadays the liturgical ceremonies are conducted in Georgian and the majority of the parish are also Georgians. The piece of Christ’s tomb, given as a tribute by Russian lieutenant-general, is kept in the church.