Archaeological finds from Ahtopol

2022 ends with a rich collection of archaeological finds

Despite the short time for excavations and insufficient funding, the completed Archаeology Season 2022 has turned out to be extremely successful. According to reports from Bulgaria’s National History Museum , the discoveries made, covering almost..

19.12.22 12:17 |

The icon of Saint Mina in the Obradovsky Monastery helps everyone who seeks its support

On the outskirts of Sofia, about 7 km northeast of the city, lies the Obradovsky Monastery. It is among the oldest known monasteries around today's Bulgarian capital and is dedicated to the holy great martyr Mina (Menas), an Egyptian warrior who died..

11.11.22 10:42 |

On the Day of Saint Michael the Archangel in the Kokalyane monastery

On November 8, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church pays homage to the heavenly war riors of light and justice who bring the prayers of the saints before God. These are the archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Selatiel, Yehudiel and..

08.11.22 07:05 |
The Big Cave with frescoes next to the monastery

The rise and fall of the St. Ivan Kasinets monastery through the ages

St. Ivan of Rila, who lived in the 10 th century, is considered to be the patron saint of Bulgarians. So, shrines, churches and chapels honouring him would appear wherever the saint lived or stopped to pray. Scattered in difficult-to-reach..

24.10.22 10:58 |

The legacy of St. John of Rila is a path to the unification of Bulgarians

On the eve of the feast of the heavenly patron of Bulgaria, St. John of Rila (Ivan Rilski), hundreds of Orthodox Christians head to the monastery established by him in the heart of Rila Mountain for an all-night vigil. According to tradition,..

19.10.22 07:05 |

Celebrating the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in “The Seven Thrones” Monastery

On September 8, when the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Nativity of the Holy Theotokos), we take a look at the beautiful valley of Gabrovnitsa River and the Monastery of the Holy Theotokos, better..

08.09.22 13:41 |

The only preserved Medieval island monastery in Bulgaria is… on St Anastasia island

Inconclusive were the results of our latest quiz. The question, published on the pages of all the 10 languages in which Radio Bulgaria maintains content, was: “Where is the only surviving Medieval island monastery in Bulgaria?” The audience had to..

05.07.22 15:00 |

Gradeshnitsa monastery to give shelter to refugees from Ukraine

St. John the Baptist Gradeshnitsa monastery is opening doors to refugees from Ukraine, Hieromonk Spiridon from the monastery said for bTV. The church in the Black Sea town of Nessebar has already given shelter to the first women and children..

05.03.22 11:03 |

Road to Bulgaria's emblematic Rila Monastery repaired following landslide

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has inspected the rehabilitation of the road to the Rila Monastery. A 150 m long retaining wall has been built to fortify a section of the road which was blocked by a landslide at the beginning of the year. The..

29.12.20 11:10 |
Rila Monastery

Bulgaria's emblematic Rila monastery expects many visitors on Christmas

The monks in Bulgaria's biggest monastery, the Rila Holy Monastery, hope that many believers and tourists will visit the holy place and attend the church services for the Nativity of Christ .  The police have already set up an organization to guard..

24.12.20 14:16 |
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