Prosphora seals – key element of church life and part of Bulgaria’s rich cultural heritage

Bread is an extremely important element of Bulgarian traditional culture and each of the objects used in making ritual bread also enjoys special attention and respect. One of these objects is the prosphora seal, which sanctifies the..

published on 12/8/18 10:25 AM

“Bulgarian roots" 2019 calendars presented

In Sofia, the Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has presented the "The Bulgarian Roots" calendars for the year 2019. One is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Neuilly, which cut land..

published on 12/1/18 8:00 AM

Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors St. Andrew The First-Called

St. Andrew the First-Called Orthodox Church is the only church in Bulgaria’s capital and the Sofia eparchy named after this apostle of Christ , priest Stilian Tabakov told Radio Bulgaria. There are not too many churches in other Bulgarian..

published on 11/30/18 12:19 PM

Bulgaria’s last submarine Slava to become museum of underwater fleet

Bulgaria’s last submarine Slava (Glory) may become a museum of this country’s submarine fleet. In the past seven years it has been waiting for its destiny at the Varna Port. Fortunately, Beloslav Glass foundation came up with the idea to..

published on 11/29/18 11:13 AM

99 years since signature of Neuilly Peace Treaty

On November 27 we mark 99 years since the ratification of the Treaty of Neuilly. It required Bulgaria to cede various territories after it had been one of the Central Powers defeated in the First World War. The treaty was signed on 27 November 1919 at..

published on 11/27/18 11:52 AM
Today’s church St. St. Kliment and Penteleimon in Ohrid, where the relics of St. Kliment Ohridski are preserved

St. Kliment – man of letters devoted to Christianization

Saint Kliment is a Bulgarian enlightener, man of the cloth and man of letters, follower of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church pays tribute to St. Kliment on November 25. According to the authors of the..

published on 11/25/18 8:25 AM

The Presentation of the Holy Mother – the feast of Virgin Mary

On November 21, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks the Presentation of Virgin Mary to the Temple in Jerusalem, who is later to become the Mother of God after giving birth to the incarnation of the Son of God. Old scripts testify that at 3..

published on 11/21/18 12:45 PM

“Rescued treasures of Bulgaria” exhibition showcases the successes in the fight against the export of antiques

Vice-President Iliana Iotova and Interior Minister Mladen Marinov inaugurated the exhibition “Rescued Treasures of Bulgaria” at the National Archaeological Institute. The exhibits, over 300 in number, owned by the museum in Sofia..

published on 11/10/18 8:00 AM

November 8 –Day of Western Outlands

The period after the Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman domination in 1878 to the end of the First World War, which ended with the signing of the Neuilly Peace Treaty in 1919, was filled with numerous losses for the country. In addition to war..

published on 11/8/18 12:46 PM

Archaeologists find more than 800 coins, earrings and necklaces near Ahtopol

During excavations of the Agatopolis Medieval fortress near Ahtopol, archaeologists discovered the biggest treasure trove anywhere on the Black Sea coastline, consisting of many finds, says Assoc. Prof. Andrey Aladzhov from the National..

published on 11/3/18 9:05 AM