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The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks Saint Alexander Nevsky Day

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On August 30, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates the transfer of the relics of St. Alexander Nevsky and the day of St. Alexander of Constantinople, who lived during the reign of Constantine the Great.

Prince Alexander I Yaroslavich Nevsky was a Russian prince of the Vladimir-Suzdal principality in the period 1252-1263. One of the significant battles he fought in the name of Orthodoxy was against the Swedes, by the Neva River, on July 15, 1240. After the victory, the prince received his nickname Nevsky.
On August 30, 1724, under Emperor Peter I, the relics of St. Alexander Nevsky were solemnly transferred and laid to rest in the then Russian capital St. Petersburg in a specially built laurel.
Some of these relics are kept in the Sofia-based St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, which today solemnly celebrated the feast of its patron saint.
Name day is celebrated by all who bear the name Alexander, Alexandra, Alexandrina, Alexandria, Alexi, Aleko, Sasho, Sashka

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