Bulgarian Orthodox Church

BULGARIAN CHURCH CLARIFIES ITS STANCE TOWARDS MACEDONIAN CHURCH

June 17, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 17/6/18 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has published a statement on its official website on the occasion 1000th anniversary of the establishment of the Bulgarian Archbishopric of Ohrid in which it addresses the issue of its stance towards the schismatic “Macedonian Orthodox Church.” The Macedonian Church, which formed as a schism form the […]

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PATRIARCHS OF BULGARIA AND RUSSIA CONCELEBRATE IN HONOR OF 140TH ANNIVERSARY OF BULGARIAN LIBERATION

March 6, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 6/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Bulgaria on Friday on an official visit for the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the country’s liberation from the Ottoman Yoke which came as a result of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. During his time in Bulgaria, the patriarch concelebrated with His Holiness […]

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ELDER DOBRI DOBREV OF BULGARIA, “THE SAINT OF BAILOVO,” REPOSES IN THE LORD

February 14, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 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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BULGARIAN PATRIARCH NEOFIT: WE HAVE CONSENSUS ON MAJOR ISSUES OF FUTURE OF MACEDONIAN CHURCH

January 29, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 29/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria recently expressed hope for the future of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, stating that there is a consensus on the main issues for moving forward in the future. His statement came in response to a question of what to expect in the near future regarding the rapprochement between […]

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SERBIAN CHURCH REPORTEDLY BEWILDERED BY DECISION OF BULGARIAN CHURCH REGARDING MACEDONIAN CHURCH

December 14, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 14/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has reportedly expressed his bewilderment at the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s (BOC) decision to present the case for the canonicity and autocephaly of the schismatic Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) to the other canonical Local Orthodox Churches. The decision has caused anxiety among the Serbian hierarchy, according to the […]

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Macedonian Orthodox Holy Synod Request Bulgarian Patriarchate for Recognition

November 20, 2017 Featured
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Kisha D Dorado (Delegate of Belgrade, Serbia and all Balkans) – OCP News Service – 20/11/17 Skopje-Macedonia: Several sources from Macedonia says that the Holy Synod of the unrecognized Macedonian Orthodox Church has requested Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarchate to be their mother church in case they are granted autocephalous status. The Holy Synod has requested to restore […]

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Wisdom from the East 1 – By Fr. Milan Radulovic

November 4, 2017 Featured

Holy Faith TV – 4/11/17 I sit down with Father Milan Radulovic, an Eastern Orthodox Priest of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, to discuss his journey from actor, to monastic life and finally to priest who left eastern Europe for Canada. Source:

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Romanian-Bulgarian Concelebration – Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte presides over Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Romanian Church in Sofi

June 13, 2017 Featured

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – June 2017 Sunday His Beatitude Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Sofia. According to mitropolia-sofia.org, concelebrants for the Divine Liturgy included: His Eminence Teodosie, Archbishop of Tomis, His Grace Gerasimos of Melnik, secretary of the Holy Synod of […]

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ORTHODOX CHURCH IS MOST TRUSTED INSTITUTION IN BULGARIA

March 4, 2017 News

Pravoslavie.ru – 4/3/17 According to a recent survey on Bulgarians’ attitudes towards various institutions, they trust the Bulgarian Orthodox Church the most, with political bodies and parties coming in last. The survey is summarized by The Sofia Globe. Sofia’s Open Society Institute’s February 28 report on the national public opinion survey shows that 55% of […]

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BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

January 24, 2017 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 24/1/17 From 1943 to 1945 around 48,000 Jews living in Bulgaria were rescued from the grips of the Nazi terror, thanks in part to Bulgarian Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Dimitar Peshev, Metropolitan Stefan, Exarch of the Bulgarian Church, Metropolitan Paisy of Vratsa, and Metropolitan Kirill of Plovdiv (later to become patriarch), who convinced then-tsar […]

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BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH RECEIVES RELICS OF SAINT LUKE OF CRIMEA

October 25, 2016 Featured News

On October 21, 2016 Bulgarian Orthodox Church received relics of St. Luke (Luka Voyno Yasenetsky), Archbishop of Crimea and Sympheropol, confessor and wonderworker (1877-1961). Shortly after the glorification of St. Seraphim of Sofia and receiving relics from St. Seraphim of Sarov, Bulgarian believers have the honour to receive also a blessing from the serving and […]

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1070TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOLY REPOSE OF ST. JOHN OF RILA

August 22, 2016 Featured News

Read News from DECR Communication Service Edited by OrthoChristian.com Pics -bg-patriarshia.bg HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TAKES PART IN CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 1070TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOLY REPOSE OF ST. JOHN OF RILA On 18 August 2016, the commemoration day of St. John of Rila, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrated the 1070th anniversary of his […]

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HOLY SYNOD OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH EXPRESSES ITS POSITION ON THE COUNCIL HELD IN CRETE

July 18, 2016 Featured News

Moscow Patriarchate – July 2016 The participants in the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, held under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 15 July 2016, considered the Council of the Primates and hierarchs of ten Local Orthodox Churches, which took place from June […]

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METROPOLITAN GABRIEL: “WE DECIDED NOT TO GO TO CRETE INDEPENDENTLY AND ACCORDING TO CONSCIENCE”

June 18, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 18/6/16 June 1, 2016 the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church decided not to take part in the “Holy and Great Council” on Crete. The liberal Bulgarian media saw in it “the hand of Moscow.” Metropolitan Gabriel (Dinev) of Lochev reflects on what dogmatic considerations stood behind their decision and why it could […]

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Meeting in Crete May Help Tackle Disputes Between Orthodox Churches

June 18, 2016 Featured News

www.sputniknews.com – 17/6/16 Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill noted the importance of a meeting of the heads of churches at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete and expressed hope the meeting would promote preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Greek island of Crete on June 16-26 was set to host […]

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Russian Orthodox Church Waits Constantinople’s Response to Synod’s Decision

June 14, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 14/6/16 Russian Orthodox Church on Monday is expecting the response of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church not to attend the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church within the specified time, Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Vladimir Legoida said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, […]

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“CHANGES TO THE PAN-ORTHODOX DOCUMENTS ARE NOW PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE, BUT WE NEED A WORKING COUNCIL” Interview with Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech

June 9, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech explained to the site Dobrotolyubie (Philokalia) why the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has decided not to participate in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete if it won’t be postponed. —Your Eminence, in these days after the decision of the Holy […]

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STATEMENT OF THE CHANCELLERY OF THE BULGARIAN HOLY SYNOD CONCERNING THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

June 4, 2016 Featured News

Bulgarian Orthodox Church – July 2016 In connection with the spread of false and misleading statements on the internet regarding the latest decision of the Holy Synod on the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church, to be held June 16-26, 2016 Crete the chancellery of the Holy Synod specifies the following: 1. The decision […]

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BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: OUTSIDE THE ORTHODOX CHURCH “THERE ARE NO OTHER CHURCHES, ONLY HERESIES AND SCHISMS”

April 23, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – April 2016 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church announced on Thursday April 21 policy positions stemming from its recent meeting and pertaining to the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council to be held on Crete in June, reports The Sofia Globe. In particular the Synod proclaimed, amending an earlier draft document, that besides the “Holy […]

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METROPOLITAN GABRIEL OF LOVECH AND ALL CLERGY OF HIS DIOCESE OPPOSE DOCUMENT OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

April 9, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – April 2016 The official website of the Patriarchate of Bulgaria reports: on April 1, 2016, at the Church of St. Petka in Troyan (Bulgaria) Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech celebrated a Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. After the service he held a conference of priests with all the clergy of the Troyan deanery participating. Various […]

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CELEBRATIONS IN SOFIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE GLORIFICATION OF ST. SERAPHIM (SOBOLEV)

February 29, 2016 Featured News

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) – 29/2/16 February 26, 2016 the main celebrations of the canonization of St. Seraphim (Sobolev) of Boguchar took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Tthe rite of canonization was celebrated by His Holiness Patriarch Neofit in the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky. Concelebrating were Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the […]

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