Orthodox Church honors memory of Holy Martyr Georgi Sofiyski

St. Georgi Sofiyski Novi (St. George the Newest of Sofia) was born in the town of Kratovo in a Bulgarian family. He was left without a father from an early age and fled to Sofia to avoid forced change of faith. Ottoman rulers..

published on 2/11/21 5:45 AM
Monument to Captain Petko Voyvoda in Haskovo

Bulgarians pay homage to revolutionary Captain Petko Voyvoda

On February 7, Bulgaria pay homage to the deed of prominent Bulgarian revolutionary Petko Voivode who  fought against the Ottomans in the Rhodopes and Aegean Thrace. The voivode participated at the Russo-Turkish War of 1878 as part of a detachment of..

published on 2/7/21 5:56 PM
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Theotokos in Varna

Domes of Varna's emblematic cathedral of the Dormition of the Theotokos to be gilded

The dome of the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the most emblematic church in Bulgaria's seaside port city Varna  has been gilded.  The other domes are to be gilded as well.  The gilding has been made possible thanks to a..

published on 2/4/21 6:35 AM

Today is Candlemas

On 2 February the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Candlemas – one of the 12 major feast days of the year. It is also called Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ and Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It falls on the..

published on 2/2/21 6:05 AM

Orthodox Church commemorates the Three Holy Hierarchs

On January 30, the church pays tribute to the memory of the Three Holy Hierarchs and Fathers of the Church – St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom. For centuries, the Orthodox Church has celebrated..

published on 1/30/21 10:17 AM

The buried church Saint Demetrius in Patalenitsa

The church of St. Demetrius, which is one of the most important medieval cultural monuments, lies in the village of Patalenitsa, located at the foot of the Rhodope Mountains. The temple remained buried in the ground for five centuries and..

published on 1/24/21 7:15 AM

Orthodox Church celebrates Day of St. Euthymius of Tarnovo

Today, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates the Day of Bulgarian Patriarch St. Euthymius of Tarnovo. Euthymius was born around 1327 in a noble family. He received good secular education but his spiritual..

published on 1/20/21 4:05 AM

150th birth anniversary of revolutionary Dame Gruev

Damyan Gruev was born on January 19, 1871 in the village of Smilevo near Bitola. He remains in Bulgarian history with the name Dame. He studied at the Bulgarian Men’s High School in Thessaloniki, but young Dame was expelled because of..

published on 1/19/21 11:37 PM

Bulgaria marks 165 years since birth of Bulgarian Revival Period heroine Rayna Knyaginya

On January 18, 1856 Rayna Popgeorgieva was born in the town of Panagyurishte. Known by the nickname "Rayna Knyaginya" (Rayna the Princess), she was a Bulgarian teacher and a midwife who sewed the main insurgent flag of the Panagyurishte Revolutionary..

published on 1/18/21 7:05 AM

143 years since birth of poet Peyo Yavorov

On January 13, we mark 143 years since the birth of Bulgaria’s great poet Peyo Yavorov whose life and work are closely connected with the liberation movement Internal Adrianople Revolutionary Organization in Macedonia. Yavorov was born in 1878  in..

published on 1/13/21 6:05 AM