The Divine Liturgy in the cathedral „St. Alexander Nevsky „was performed by His Holiness the Bulgarian patriarch Neophyte, who was in union with Bishop of Melnik Gerasim, Bishop of Belogradchik Polycarp, archim. Vasily, ic. Nikolay Georgiev, st. ic. Kostadin Gavrilov, Prot. Antony Milushev, priest Kostadin Trenev, protodiacon Ivan Petkov and deacon Deyan Korunovsky.
A sermon on the First Sunday of the Lent stood. ic. Kostadin Gavrilov. In his sermon, he pointed out that love must be above the letter, and Sunday of Orthodoxy shows us that.