Bulgaria Honors Miracle Worker St. Ivan Rilski

20/10/2012 Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria commemorated on October 19 Saint Ivan Rilski, known as the Miracle Worker and also celebrated as the patron of Bulgaria. St. Ivan Rilski founded the Rila Monastery some 1 000 years ago. The saint's relics are kept there to this day, and are still believed to have the power to bring miracle ...

Artist Builds a Six Million-Matchstick Model Monastery

19/1/2012 Michelangelo spent only three years carving David. Da Vinci's depiction of The Last Supper required just three. This giant model of the Rila Monastery by Bulgarian artist Plamen Ignatov demanded 16 years of dedication. Officially known as the Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, it is Bulgaria's largest Eastern Orthodox monastery and the second-largest temple in ...

Bulgaria Honors Miracle Worker St. Ivan Rilski

19/10/2011 Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria commemorate on October 19 S.t Ivan Rilski, known as the Miracle Worker and also celebrated as the patron of Bulgaria. St. Ivan Rilski founded the Rila Monastery some 1,000 years ago. The saint's relics are kept there to this day, and are still believed to have the power to bring miracle cures ...

Rila Monastery Is Preparing for Easter

Vladimir Simeonov 30/3/2011 Thousands of Bulgarian and foreign tourists will visit Rila Monastery on Easter. By tradition are expected many pilgrims from Greece, who will attend the Easter service in the monastery church. Monks and personnel have started the preparations for the holiday and the monastery complex is shining clean. At last a new parking lot for ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Church observes St. John of Rila Day

Sofia. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church observes the day of Saint John of Rila, which falls on October 19 every year. St. John of Rila is the founder of the UNESCO-protected Rila Monastery in the Rila mountain range, Southern Bulgaria. He is also deemed patron of the Bulgarian people. Church services will be held in all eparchies ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Mark St. Ivan Rilski Assumption

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Wednesday, August 18, the assumption of Saint Ivan Rilski. St. Ivan Rilski was the first Bulgarian recluse. He was revered as a saint when he was still alive and the legend says wild animals were coming to him and birds were landing on his hands. His followers founded the Rila Monastery as ...