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 ...

FOCUS North America helps bring calm understanding to Ferguson – MO

FERGUSON, MO [FOCUS-NA] - 30/8/14 FOCUS has been featured on multiple TV stations in Ferguson, MO, where its St. Louis Center and FOCUS Director, Eric Shanburn, have been working to embody the “U” in FOCUS, which stands for “United” and “Understanding. “Eric and his team of Orthodox volunteers have spent time in Ferguson promoting discussion and understanding ...

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 ...

2014 FOCUS North America Internship Program

April 2014 Since 2009, FOCUS North America has offered an internship program to undergraduates and recent college graduates interested non-profit management and poverty reduction programs. The FOCUS Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain firsthand exposure to the operations of a cutting edge organization that provides healthcare, housing, job/workforce development, and other community development activities ...

Orthodox Church Museum could be one of the sections in the NHM: NHM director

14/12/13 Sofia. Museum of the Christianity could be one of the sections in the National History Museum (NHM) and could be situated on one of the floors in TSUM-Sofia, director of the National History Museum Professor Bozhidar Dimistrov said for Radio FOCUS , commenting on the offer from Russian investors to purchase the building of ...

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 ...

No evidence of physical violence on bishop of Bulgaria’s Varn

FOCUS News Agency - 10/7/13 Varna. So far there is no information about the death of Varna metropolitan bishop Kiril that could lead to a conclusion of murder, the District Prosecutor’s Office – Varna announced. The signal about the incident was sent at 8 a.m. to the 112 emergency phone line. It was about a dead body ...

“OUR UNITED POSITION AND OUR DEMNAD FOR COMPENSATION SHOULD BE THE FOCUS OF THE 100th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIONS OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE” SAID HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On 6 April 2013, His Holiness Aram I opened the consultation organized by the Lebanon Committee of the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, held at the ‘Cilicia’ Museum in Antelias. After welcoming the members of the committee and expressing his appreciation for the one-day consultation, he said, “Preparations for the 100th anniversary of ...

Bulgarians place highest trust in Bulgaria’s Orthodox Church: poll

4/4/13 Sofia. Bulgarians place highest trust in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and this is the only institution with a positive rating, show the results of the latest public opinion survey carried out by the Institute of Social Surveys and Marketing MBMD, presented at a press conference on Tuesday, FOCUS News Agency reporter informed. According to poll results, ...

Plovdiv metropolitan bishop says he does not want to be elected Patriarch of Bulgaria

14/1/13 - FOCUS News Agency Plovdiv. Metropolitan bishop Nikolay of Plovdiv has announced that he does not want to be elected Patriarch of Bulgaria. “You should know that metropolitan bishop Nikolay of Plovdiv will not violate a principle,” metropolitan bishop Nikolay said in his address to the eparchial voters in relation with the election of delegates ...

CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE ON MOUNT ATHOS

  26/10/2012 Further press information: Graham Speake: 01295 721445 Source: gr.speake@gmail.com The Friends of Mount Athos: ‘Spiritual Guidance on Mount Athos’ will be the theme of a conference organized by the Friends of Mount Athos at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, UK from 8 to 10 March 2013. “Spiritual guidance is the real business of Mount Athos, the principal service that the Fathers offer ...

Forest fire near Greek Orthodox monastery spreads

FOCUS News Agency 9/8/2012 Thessaloniki. Authorities ordered the evacuation Thursday of young families and the elderly as a wildfire near Greece's monastic community of Mount Athos spread towards a nearby town, firefighters said, cited by AFP. The mayor of the city of Ouranoupolis "has given the order to families with children and elderly people to leave the city ...

Bulgaria’s capital city Mayor visited construction site of Armenian church

12/6/2012 SOFIA. – Bulgaria’s capital city Mayor Yordanka Fandakova stated that city hall would do everything to assist Armenians in building the church in Sofia. The Mayor said during her Monday visit to the construction site that over 15,000 Armenians live in the city, Bulgarian FOCUS Agency reports. “The city hall has spent over $102.282 since 2006. It ...

Bulgarians from Bosilegrad raise funds for the restoration of the burnt church in Bolgrad

FOCUS News Agency 31/5/2012 Bosilegrad. The fund-raising campaign in Bosilegrad for the restoration of the burnt Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Bolgrad has ended, the Cultural and Information Center in Bosilegrad told FOCUS News Agency. The charity campaign was launched at the 19th International Children's Easter Festival in Bosilegrad. The campaign has managed to raise EUR 550. On ...

What is most important to Macedonian Orthodox Church is to return to canonical field, says Russian bishop

FOCUS News Agency 29/4/2012 Sofia. What is most important to the Macedonian Orthodox Church is for it to return to the canonical field, bishop Hilarion, Chairman of External Church Relations Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, said in an interview with Bulgarian National Radio. He says there are many models of church structure, which, without obligatory recognition of autocephaly, ...

Orthodox Christianity as part of contemporary culture

4/4/2012 FOCUS News Agency Sofia. The first lecture on orthodox Christianity as part of contemporary culture was delivered yesterday at the Festa Sofia Hotel by the bishop Joan, vicar of Patriarch Maxim, the 24 Chasa daily informs. The event was organized by the Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Festa Holding and the Supervisory Board of ...

Bulgarians in Chisinau want at least one church with services in Bulgarian

6/3/2012 FOCUS News Agency Chisinau. The newly established NGO Bulgarian Community in Moldova – Bessarabian Bulgarians has required for at least one of the two Bulgarian churches in Chisinau to be returned to the Bulgarian community and the services to be in Bulgarian language, said Simeon Zhelyapov, chairperson of the organisation, in an interview with FOCUS News ...

Upper St. Clair man to direct social service ministry

By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 27/2/2012 Nicholas Chakos of Upper St. Clair, who has moved all over the globe to help some of the world's poorest people, has become the national executive director of FOCUS North America, a 3-year-old Eastern Orthodox social service ministry. "One of the things that attracted me to this job is how much they ...

Nevrokop Bishop Nathaniel: We have not been informers and will not become now

25/1/2012 FOCUS News Agency Dissenting opinion of Bishop of Nevrokop Nathaniel stated at a meeting of the Holy Synod of the full composition, report № 1 on January 23, 2012, the decision in paragraph 7: "To be prepared and sent a letter to all bishops, by which to be forwarded the letter by Evtim Kostadinov for consideration ...

Alfa, Macedonia: Bulgaria makes priests policemen who struggle with Macedonian Orthodox Church

FOCUS News Agency Southeast Europe and Balkans 9/12/2011 Skopje. The Bulgarian church was full of informers, comments the Macedonian television station Alfa. Emigrants’ newspaper Bulgaria Today published an article by Georgi Hristov, the author of the book “The Church in America,” who claims that the Bulgarian secret police recruited priests in order to prevent the Macedonian Orthodox Church from ...

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

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. The first five ...