On the first Sunday after Easter we honor the memory of one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ – Thomas the Apostle, also known as Doubting Thomas. Doubting Thomas was skeptical at first when he heard that Jesus had risen from the dead and appeared to the other apostles, saying, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails and put my finger into the print of the nails and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. On the first Sunday after the resurrection Jesus appeared again to the Apostles and this time Thomas was with them. When Jesus invited Thomas to touch his wounds and behold him, Thomas showed his belief by saying My Lord and My God. Jesus then said: Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed. Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed. Thomas Sunday (Antipascha) is the last day of the week after Easter. It is unofficially known as “Empty pew Sunday”. Women paint eggs again on that day and commemorate their dead relatives. People named Toma, Tomislav, Tomislava celebrate their name day on Thomas Sunday.
A monument of culture can be found downtown Dobrich, which is a part of the ancient history of the District of Dobrudzha – the remains of a wealthy Roman bath, which most likely served the villa of a rich Roman person. The remains of 6 premises..
The capital city of Sofia has hosted the presentation of the “Thessaloniki and the Bulgarians – History, Memory, Present” album. This edition is part of the project on that subject, carried out by the Institute for Balkan Studies with the..
Archaeologists from the National Museum of History discovered a grand sanctuary on the island of Sveti Toma (St. Thomas) near Sozopol on the Black Sea. On the western side of the island they found two ritual pits from the Late Iron Age..