Bishop Stefan, Patriarch Kiril and the Monument of Gratitude to the people who saved the Jews in Plovdiv

There is no token of citizenship greater than the saving of the Bulgarian Jews

The Nobel committee will be holding its award ceremony in just a few months’ time and for the first time this year, Bulgaria is being mentioned in connection with the prizes. Because of the act of heroism of the Bulgarian Orthodox church and its..

published on 7/21/17 12:04 PM

Honouring St. Marina as an element of life and tradition in Botevo village

Not far from Botevo village, 30 kilometers to the East of Dobrich and 35 to the North of Varna, in a locality where medicinal water flows from what is known as the Marina spring, rise the white walls of the St. Marina monastery. According to..

published on 7/17/17 2:50 PM

Memory of Khan Kubrat and his Old Great Bulgaria

We live almost 1,370 years after the death of Khan Kubrat – the person who established the Bulgarian statehood. Back in the 7th c. he unified the proto-Bulgarians in a military-tribal union, named Great Bulgaria. Its territory spread over the..

published on 7/11/17 3:01 PM

Bessarbovo Monastery – rock-hewn history and religion

The area of North-East Bulgaria is full of numerous rock-hewn monasteries, dated back to the Medieval Ages. Carved up high among inaccessible limestone cliffs, those spots were used for solitary confinement and the talk with God. Nowadays the..

published on 7/9/17 8:00 AM

Old Koprivshtitsa house becomes museum of National Revival education

“Read and know, so that you will not be ridiculed and reproached by other tribes and peoples. It has cost me much labour to collect from different books and histories until I accumulated and brought together the history of the Bulgarian kin in this little..

published on 6/25/17 11:35 AM

The St. Athanasius monastery of Chirpan – the oldest cloister in Europe

With its scattered houses, huddled away amidst lush foliage, Zlatna Livada looks much more like a neighbourhood than it does like a village. Lying in the fertile Thracian plain, it is a place that has fascinated people for centuries with the magnetic..

published on 6/22/17 2:27 PM

100th birth anniversary of First Lieutenant Nedelcho Bonchev – ‘second ramming pilot’

Nowadays one can hardly find a Bulgarian, who remains unaware of the feat of Captain Dimitar Spisarevski and his heroic death while protecting the skies above Sofia during WWII. However, few know the story of the other ‘living torpedo’ – First..

updated on 6/21/17 1:19 PM

St. Archangel Michael Chapel near Ivanovo – cradle of hesychasm

Once Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo at the Rusenski Lom River in North Bulgaria, attracted renowned representatives of Bulgarian letters and spirituality, while the tsars themselves were their patrons. The St. Archangel Michael Chapel near..

published on 6/20/17 11:41 AM
Frescoes from the Thracian toumb in Kazanlak

Bulgarian culture full of Thracian relicts, Prof. Valeria Fol says

The Centre of Thracology with the Institute of Balkan Studies, named after Prof. Alexander Fol, marks its 45th anniversary. We speak with famous expert in Thracology Prof. Valeria Fol about our culture and the rich Thracian heritage. What are..

published on 5/30/17 1:25 PM

St. Nikola Church in Maritsa – sacred spot in Bulgaria

The village of Maritsa has nothing special or different about it, compared to the other settlements at the foot of the Rila Mountain – it has clean streets and cozy yards with flowers and trees blossoming. At the same time a monument of..

published on 5/23/17 4:10 PM