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Bulgaria’s Orthodox Church marks feast day of St. Anastasia

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St. Great Martyr Anastasia was born in the 3rd century in a wealthy and prominent Roman family. Anastasia devoted her entire life to serving God and the neighbor, and saw wealth only as a means entrusted to her by God for the good of others. St. Anastasia was sentenced to death for her faith in Christ and executed in 290. Later, her relics were translated to Constantinople.

According to folk beliefs, women, especially mothers, do not work on this day to keep their children from getting sick. They knead and hand out pita bread coated with honey.

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