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Christians pay respect to the relics of Saint Euthymius, Patriarch of Tarnovo

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The relics of Saint Euthymius of Tarnovo, the last head of the Bulgarian church before the fall of the country under Ottoman rule in the 14th century, are on display in Bachkovo Monastery. The occasion is the decision of the Holy Synod for a new church holiday in the Orthodox calendar - "Glorification of the relics of Saint Euthymius, Patriarch of Tarnovo", celebrated on October 22.

The relics of Saint Euthymius were discovered in the Bachkovo Monastery in 1905 and scholars have long debated whether they are authentic.

On Friday, Patriarch Neophyte and thousands of Christians paid respect to the relics in the Holy Great Martyr Marina church in Sofia.

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