Orthodox believers celebrate Epiphany

Associated Press - 6/1/2013 SOFIA, Bulgaria — Thousands of young men leapt into icy rivers and lakes across eastern Europe on Sunday to retrieve crucifixes cast by priests in ceremonies commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ. By tradition, a wooden cross is cast into the water and it is believed that the person who retrieves it will ...

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 ...

Sofia Hosts 22nd International Byzantine Studies Congress

2011-08-22 SOFIA, August 22. (BTA). Some 1,200 scholars from 46 countries will take part in the 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies opening in Sofia Monday. The main theme of the congress, Byzantium without Borders, aims at exploring the role of this great empire in the medieval world and its undiminished contemporary significance, the President of ...