Orthodox Christians mark Feast of the Cross (Krastovden) on September 14

On September 14 the Orthodox Church marks the Feast of the Cross, also known as Krastovden. According to ancient Christian custom, water is sanctified in the temple on this day. The priests visit the homes of the laymen and sprinkle them with holy..

published on 9/14/19 8:00 AM

Plovdiv keeps memory of the glorious day of Bulgarian Unification in special exhibition

Four months after Bulgaria's Liberation from Ottoman rule and the signing of the San Stefano Peace Treaty, the Berlin Congress of June-July 1878 thwarted the hopes of Bulgarians to establish an independent state including the whole of..

published on 9/6/19 7:30 AM

Day of St. John the Baptist – the greatest man born of woman

Christians around the world often call St. John the Baptist Precursor “the greatest man born of woman” (because Christ was born of a virgin). He preached that the Saviour had already been born into this world. And believers were baptized in the..

published on 8/29/19 11:24 AM

Christians mark Feast of Dormition of the Mother of God

In the middle of the hot month of August, Bulgarians pay honor to the Mother of God. The day of her Dormition (or falling asleep) is among the most important feasts in this country. Three days before her earthly journey ended, while she was..

published on 8/15/19 11:09 AM

Archeologists unearth church from 6th century near Gabrovo

An early Byzantine church, 20 by 10 meters in size, made from rock blocks and brick layers, with a floor lined with ceramic tiles has been discovered by archaeologists. It has two entrances on the south and west sides and an interesting altar..

published on 8/11/19 9:00 AM
Mosaic depicting the Seven Saints, above the main entrance of the church of the same name in Sofia

The Seven Saints contributed to the upsurge of Bulgaria’s literature and culture

On July 27, on the day of the Assumption of Saint Clement of Ohrid, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors the Seven Saints (known as Sveti Sedmochislenitsi) – Saints Cyril and Methodius, the founders of the Slavonic Script, and their disciples..

published on 7/27/19 8:00 AM

3D models preserve masterpieces of secession architecture in Bulgaria

A new architecture style called secession emerged at the end of the 19 th and the beginning of the 20 th century. It is known as Art Nouveaux in some countries and Jugenstil or Modern in other.   It left its mark in plastic art,..

published on 7/24/19 1:36 PM

Bulgaria marks birth anniversary of its national hero Vasil Levski

On July 18 many Bulgarian towns honored with concerts, religious ceremonies and military rituals the birth anniversary of the Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski (born in 1837). Levski is a founder of the Internal Revolutionary Organization..

published on 7/21/19 8:00 AM

In July Orthodox Bulgarians honor memory of Saint Marina the Great Martyr

In the middle of July the Orthodox Bulgarians honor the memory of Saint Marina the Great Martyr. The sixteen-year-old girl was sentenced to death in 289 AD, because of her belief in Jesus Christ. According to the popular belief in Bulgaria Saint..

published on 7/20/19 10:10 AM

Exhibition with artefacts from the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun unveiled in Burgas

The State Opera in Burgas hosts the exhibition Tutankhamun-an Unfinished Love Story. The exhibition shows the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun and presents for the first time in Bulgaria the treasures and sarcophagus with the..

published on 7/11/19 11:56 AM