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Veliko Turnovo receives a gift from the Romanian Orthodox Church

St. Petka
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On the day of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Veliko Turnovo received a gift from the Romanian Orthodox church – a shroud belonging to St Petka of Bulgaria.

The saint is also known as Petka of Turnovo and is the patron-saint of Bulgaria. The gift was received by Metropolitan Gregory of Veliko Turnovo who said a prayer for the souls of the victims in the flooding in Tsarevo. The relics of Saint Petka were taken to Turnovo by Tsar Ivan Asen II, where they lay for two centuries. In 1644 they were taken to the metropolitan cathedral in Iasi, Northern Romania.  

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