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The oldest Cyrillic inscription in the world dating back to 921‎ is found in Bulgaria

High above the road near the village of Krepcha in the region of the town of Targovishte, one can stop and see a rock-‎hewn monastery. Founded in the 9th-10th century, it is one of the earliest rock ‎dwellings on the territory of Bulgaria . It was..

published on 5/24/23 9:56 AM

Bulgaria celebrates 1160th anniversary of creation of the Glagolitic script

In the middle of the 9th century, the Bulgarian state covered a large part of the Balkan Peninsula and paganism still dominated it. The task of adopting Christianity, which had already become established in Europe, went to Knyaz..

published on 5/24/23 9:10 AM

We celebrate the Saints Constantine and Helena

Roman emperor Constantine the Great (AD 306 to 337) introduced the Christian religion as official in the Byzantine Empire. His mother, Helena, discovered the cross on which the Savior was crucified and built several monasteries in the Holy Land. The..

published on 5/21/23 6:55 AM
Father Paolo Cortesi leads the Sunday liturgy

Catholics and Orthodox Christians have been living together for centuries in Bulgaria’s Belene

Belene is a small town on the Bulgarian bank of the Danube, associated by most Bulgarians with the concentration camp on the island of Persin , where without trial or sentence, people labeled as enemies of the communist regime were..

published on 5/17/23 3:20 PM

‎"The National Museum marks 130 years" - a new look "behind the scenes" of the ‎first ethnographic museum in Bulgaria

The idea of creating a museum to preserve the history of Bulgaria excited the ‎minds and hearts of prominent Bulgarian National Revival figures even before ‎the Liberation of the Bulgaria from the Ottoman Domination (1878). It was ‎realized in 1892, when..

published on 5/15/23 1:10 PM

National Museum of History celebrates its 50th anniversary

The National Museum of History celebrates its 50th anniversary. On this occasion, a special exhibition entitled "50 by 50" was unveiled in the presence of Bulgaria’s Vice President Iliana Iotova and many official guests. The exhibition..

published on 5/14/23 12:09 PM

Bulgaria honors the memory of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Cyril and Methodius

On May 11, Bulgarians in the country and abroad honor the memory of the H oly Equal-to-the-Apostles and Educators Cyril and Methodius with a number of events. The Thessalonian brothers enlightened the Slavic peoples by creating the..

published on 5/11/23 9:10 AM
 The Bulgarian Patriarchate

70 years since the reinstatement of the Bulgarian Patriarchate

On 10 May, 1953, the third ecclesiastical and national council in Sofia declared the Bulgarian Orthodox church a Patriarchate - from an Exarchate.  The Metropolitan Bishop of Plovdiv Cyril was elected patriarch after a 560-year break. In the..

published on 5/10/23 8:59 AM
Byzantine Orthodox icon of St. George, 14th century, Constantinople

Saint George - the saint who conquers and inspires with his faith

After the wonderful spring Christian holidays of Lazarus Saturday, Palm Sunday and the Resurrection of Christ, now comes the turn of St. George's Day, when the Bulgarian Orthodox Church commemorates the day of one of its first martyrs.  Young..

published on 5/8/23 8:25 AM

St. George Church in Chisinau was built with donations from Bessarabian Bulgarians

If your road takes you to Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, be sure to stop by the Church of St. George the Great Martyr. It will leave a vivid mark in your memories with its charm and the touching story of its construction. Today, as it is the feast..

published on 5/6/23 6:15 AM