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Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks Sunday of all Bulgarian saints

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Today the Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks the Sunday of all Bulgarian saints. The Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Neophyte, served a festive liturgy in the Sofia-based Church of the Nativity of Christ.

This is the newest holiday in the Bulgarian church calendar which was first marked in 1954. It is always marked on the second Sunday after Pentecost as the first Sunday after Pentecost is the Sunday of All Saints.

There are 104 Bulgarian saints, as 87 of them are martyrs, but there were also many who sacrificed themselves for preserving Christianity and whose names remain unknown to this day.

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