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Believers fill St. Nedelya church for Palm Sunday liturgy

Dozens of believers filled the St. Nedelya church in Sofia today for the Palm Sunday liturgy. Every attendee was able to take home willow twigs which have been blessed, as is customary on this day. By a tradition the twigs are made into..

25.04.21 13:07 |

Today is Palm Sunday!

A popular day in this country, Palm Sunday always falls on the Sunday after St. Lazarus Day and after Easter. All people named after flowers celebrate it as their name day – from the traditional Tsvetan, Tsvetanka, Nevena, Temenuzhka,..

25.04.21 07:00 |

Entry into Bulgaria possible with vaccination certificate, negative PCR test or document for recovery from Covid-19

Health authorities in Bulgaria have decided to introduce loosening of some of the restrictive measures against the spread of the coronavirus . From as tomorrow (April 24), in-person training in educational centers at a physical distance of at least 1.5..

23.04.21 16:00 |

Bulgarian Orthodox Church expects guidelines regarding forthcoming Christian holidays

The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is expecting to receive clear guidelines from this country’s Police and the National Operational Headquarters for Combating Covid-19 regarding the church services during the forthcoming Palm Sunday and..

22.04.21 10:55 |
Catholic church in town of Rakovski

Bulgarian Catholics celebrate a different Palm Sunday this year

The Catholic Christian world celebrates Palm Sunday today. In the Bulgarian town of Rakovski, where the largest Catholic community in Bulgaria lives, this year willow twigs were not distributed to the laymen by the clergymen but people carried them..

28.03.21 15:39 |

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 36

Total number of Covid-19 cases in Bulgaria rise to 675 6 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in Bulgaria by 5 pm on Sunday, of which 4 cases were registered in Sofia and 2 in Stara Zagora district, the National Crisis..

12.04.20 17:56 |

Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria mark Palm Sunday amid Covid-19 crisis

The Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria mark today one of the biggest Christian feasts- the Entry of Christ to Jerusalem, also known as Palm Sunday. Over 367,000 Bulgarians, of whom 283,000 are women, celebrate their name day today.  For the first time..

12.04.20 09:54 |

Government and Bulgarian Orthodox Church discuss safety measures at Easter

After talking to some of the BOC metropolitans on Wednesday, today Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is to discuss with Patriarch Neophyte the need for stricter safety measures during the upcoming holidays of Palm Sunday and Easter on April 12 and April 19...

09.04.20 08:05 |

Colorful Tsvetnitsa has come, a song is heard

Day after Lazarus Saturday and a week before Easter, Palm Sunday (“Tsvetnitsa”) comes - a spring holiday, devoted to reviving nature and its life-giving power. In the church calendar, this holiday is dedicated to the entrance of Christ in..

01.04.18 07:30 |

Folk Studio: Tsvetnitsa – to carry the name of a flower, with wishes for youth and beauty

What does it feel like to be named after a flower? There are many Bulgarians who know the answer to this question and they all celebrate their name day on Tsvetnitsa, Palm Sunday, or literally – Flower Day. Even though many foreign..

09.04.17 07:25 |
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