February 14, 2018 Featured
Photo: – 14/2/18 +Memory Eternal+ The website of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church announced earlier this afternoon that Elder Dobri Dobrev, known around the world for his great love and sacrifice of charity to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and people, has reposed in the Lord. He was 103 years old. “We regret to report that Dobri Dimitrov Dobrev (Grandpa […]

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June 26, 2015 Featured News

June 2015 Movie Website here: Filming of The Silent Angel, a documentary dedicated to Bulgarian centenarian Elder Dobri(“Dyado Dobri”) is now ready after several moths of shooting, local media outlets report. Bulgarian, German and US producers have said their work is now entering into a process of editing. In a matter of months it will […]

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Greek orthodox church in west Turkey opens after 93 years

May 11, 2015 Featured News
Greek orthodox church in west Turkey opens after 93 years

BGN News – 11/5/15 The church of Agios Konstantinos in the town of Menemen in Turkey’s western province of İzmir opened on Sunday for its first service in 93 years, with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Menemen mayor Tahir Şahin among the attendees. An olive tree was planted on the grounds of the church and doves […]

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Sofia to Fund Repair of Burned Cathedral of Bessarabia Bulgarians

January 28, 2012 Featured News
Pictured: The fire at the Savior's Transfiguration Cathedral in Bolgrad destroyed its dome. Shapshot from Skat TV

28/1/2012 The Bulgarian government has announced it is going to provide a total of BGN 100 000 for the repair of the burned Orthodox Christian Cathedral in the ethnic Bulgarian-populated town of Bolgrad in Ukraine. The Savior’s Transfiguration Cathedral in Bolgrad, a spiritual center of the historical ethnic Bulgarian community in the southwest of Ukraine, […]

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Govt to sign 40 contracts for Church restoration worth BGN 41mln, says Agriculture Minister

October 29, 2011 News

FOCUS News Agency 25/10/2011 Sofia. “We have symbolically signed the first out of 40 contracts for restoration and reconstruction of churches under the programme for rural development. The sub-projects are 100 and are estimated at BGN 41 million,” said Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Foods Miroslav Naydenov speaking with journalists, FOCUS News Agency reporter informs. […]

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Bulgaria Snubs ECHR Ruling in Favor of Alternative Orthodox Church

June 25, 2010 News

25/6/2010 The Bulgarian government refuses to pay compensations to the Inokentii synod, which has sued the country last year in the European Court of Human Rights, on charges of violated rights to religious freedom. The problem following the schism of Bulgarian Church has established two Orthodox community centers, one headed by Patriarch Maxim and the […]

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Unknown Thief Steels Thousands from Bulgarian Monastery

June 3, 2010 News

An unknown perpetrators stole BGN 39 000 from the Sts. Peter and Pavel Monastery near the town of Lyaskovets, in the Veliko Tarnovo Region. The information was reported Saturday by the Veliko Tarnovo police. The theft happened Friday afternoon, when a man entered the cell of an 84-year old nun and took the money from […]

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