ELDER DOBRI DOBREV BURIED IN CHURCH YARD IN HOME VILLAGE (+ PHOTOS)

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Orthochristian.com - 18/2/18 +Memory Eternal+  His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria, dozens of priests, and hundreds of laymen gathered in the village of Bailovo yesterday to bid farewell to Elder Dobri Dobrev, affectionately known as “Grandpa Dobri” and “the Saint of Bailovo,” at his funeral and burial at the Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, reports nova.bg. The beloved man ...

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF ORTHODOX ICONS TO BE HELD IN PARIS

Pravoslavie.ru - April 2016 An exhibition of Romanian and Bulgarian Orthodox icons will be held in Paris from April 21 till May 26, 2016, reports Sedmitza.ru with reference to the Orthodoxie.com French Orthodox website. The exhibition will be held under the auspices of the ambassador of Bulgaria to France. The exposition is being organized by the Bulgarian Orthodox ...

Anniversary of 1150 years since the Christianisation of the Bulgarian People Held

May 2015 Sofia: The celebration of Anniversary of 1150 years since the Christianisation of the Bulgarian people was held on 3/5/15. His Holiness Neophyte - the Patriarch of Bulgaria presided over the celebration along with His Beatitude Daniel - Patriarch of Romania, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kive and All Ukraine and other Orthodox Prelates.  The Message of His Beatitude DANIEL, Patriarch of Romania, at the ...

Bulgaria to mark 1,150 years since Christianisation with solemn service in Pliska

Bulgaria to mark 1,150 years since Christianisation with solemn service in Pliska

FOCUS Information Agency - 2/5/15 Pliska. Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria will head a solemn divine service at the Great Basilica in the town of Pliska to mark the 1,150th anniversary since the Christianisation of the Bulgarian nation and the Day the Bulgarian Church commemorates Boris I of Bulgaria. The solemn liturgy will be serviced in the open air ...

Full Union of the Bulgarian Alternative Synod with the Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarchate Realized

His Holiness Neophyte - Patriarch of Bulgaria

OCP News Service Special Courtesy: Angela Petrova 18/4/15 Sofia: Reports from Sofia indicate that the breakaway Alternative Synod of the Bulgarian Church have achieved complete union with the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. It was a long trial and error process for unity. RINSU (Religious News Service of Ukraine) in April 2015 made the following comments in their report on the ...

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk is honoured with the highest award of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church

On 17 December 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria and with members of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. His Holiness Neophyte greeted the DECR chairman and those who accompanied him, saying: ‘It is with sincere joy and ...

Solemn water blessing ceremony held in front of Saints Cyril and Methodius Monument in Sofia

May 2014 Sofia. Priests with the Bulgarian Orthodox Church took part in the solemn water blessing ceremony in front of the Monument to Saints Cyril and Methodius in the capital city Sofia on the occasion of May 24 – Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day, FOCUS News Agency reporter said. The ceremony was attended by ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Neofit to visit Russia

May 2014 Patriarch Neofit, head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, is to visit Russia from May 23 to 29, the church’s governing body the Holy Synod announced. This is Neofit’s second official “peaceful visit” – in the terminology of the church – abroad since he was elected Patriarch in February 2013.   The visit by Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit to ...

Bulgaria, Macedonia with Joint Slavic Script Celebrations

May 2014 Bulgaria and Macedonia will hold for the first time a joint event to mark the annual celebrations of the Slavic Script and Culture. On May 11, Archbishop Stefan, head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, and the chair of Macedonia’s Academy of Science Vlado Kambovski are due to arrive in Sofia, CROSS agency has reported. Their visit ...

Bulgaria to finance repairs of Athonite Zografou Monastery

February 2014 The Commission for religions of the National assembly of Bulgaria has unanimously voted for financing of repair in the Bulgarian "Zografou" Monastery on Holy Mount Athos, reports Dveri Pravoslaviya. At the present time the monastery needs 1 million leva for completion of the large-scale repairs. Target sources, equal to 700 thousand leva have been built ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Celebrate St. Stephen

27/12/13 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks Friday the Feast of Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr and first archdeacon in the Jerusalem Community Church. The community church accepted people from all social circles and the rich supported the church while Stephen designated the activity and the vocation of each member. It is believed that this has been ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Calls for Peace on Christmas

25/12/13 Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Neofit held Wednesday his first solemn Christmas mass at the St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia. Neofit wished “peace and blessing” to all Bulgarian Orthodox Christians.“The church is happy today: the Son of God has been born; the promise has been kept, we are not alone any longer, but God is with ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas Eve

25/12/13 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks one of the biggest holidays – the Christmas Eve on Tuesday. Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day, a widely celebrated holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. It is a culturally significant celebration for most of the Western world and is widely observed as a full or ...

Bishop Ioan of Znepol elected Bulgarian Orthodox metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav (ROUNDUP)

23/12/13 Sofia. Bishop Ioan of Znepol is the newly elected Bulgarian Orthodox metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav. That is what Patriarch Neofit announced, cited by FOCUS News Agency. Bishop Ioan of Znepol has won with nine of the votes, while his opponent Melnik Bishop Serafim received only three votes. The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church ...

Bulgarian Holy Synod Examines Varna Metropolitan Vote

22/12/13 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is holding Saturday a meeting to scrutinize the procedure of the last week election of two top runners for Varna Metropolitan. The Synod is to decide if the election was conducted in adherence to the Church cannons. Bulgarian Znepol Bishop Yoan (John) and Melnik Bishop Seraphim were ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Honors St Anna

10/12/13 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church and Orthodox Bulgarians celebrate Monday, December 9th, the Day of Saint Anna. St. Anna, mother of the Virgin Mary, is honored as protector of the family, marriage, pregnant women, and birth. According to the folklore, women must not work or do chores on this they because when they become pregnant they ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Synod Cancels Varna Metropolitan Election

25/11/13 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has decided to cancel the first round of the vote for metropolitan bishop of Varna and Veliki Preslav. The decision comes after representatives of both clergy and laity said they have grounds to believe that the election was rigged. The first round vote, which took place last Sunday, ...

Provat bishop Ignatiy and Agathonisi bishop Boris compete for Bulgarian Orthodox metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav

18/11/13 Varna: Provat bishop Ignatiy and Agathonisi bishop Boris are the two candidates for Bulgarian Orthodox metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav. One of them will be elected metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav, Borislav Avramov, member of the Varna and Veliki Preslav eparchy said for FOCUS News Agency . The two nominations were elected in ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Mark Christmas Shrove

14/11/13 Bulgarian Orthodox Christians have one more day before they enter on Friday a 40-day fast that will end on December 24, Christmas Eve. The Christmas Fast is the second longest after the seven-week Eastern Fast. On November 14, Bulgarian Orthodox Christians mark Koledni Zagovezni, or Christmas Shrove, which is the last day on which one ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Elects New Metropolitan Bishop

October 2013 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church elected a new metropolitan bishop for Western and Central Europe Sunday. Anthony, who up to now served as bishop for Konstanta, was elected with a full majority of 10 out of 10 ballots cast by the synod. His rival in the contest was Nessebar bishop Iakov, ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Petkovden

14/10/13 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Petkovden on Monday, October 14, a day that marks the beginning of the winter in the country. On this day, the Bulgarian Christian-Orthodox honor Saint Petka-Paraskeva Tarnovska. October 14 in Bulgaria is commonly known as Petkovden. Reverend Petka was born near the Sea of Marmara in the 11th century. After leading a 'godly life' St. Petka's relics, which allegedly have a ...