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, ...

Bulgaria 2013 Bachkovo Monastery 10 Leva Silver Coin

On November 18, 2013, the Bulgarian National Bank issued the latest coin from the Bulgarian Church and Monasteries series featuring the Bachkovo Monastery. Founded in 1083 by Prince Gregory Pakourianos, it is one of the largest and oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Europe. The obverse design of the coin features a replica of the miraculous Virgin ...