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The Council of Ministers allocated BGN 1 300 000 for the finishing and repairs of the churches and buildings of the BOC

At its yesterday’s meeting, the government approved additional spending on the budget of the Council of Ministers for 2018 amounting to BGN 1 300 000. Of these, BGN 200,000 are for the finishing works on the newly built cathedral „St. St. Kiril i Metodiy „in Lovech, and 500 000 BGN ...

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Monasticism is a gift not just to monastics, but to the Church

We represent you an interview with Father Martin, a monk from Brotherhood of the All-Merciful Saviour Monastery Vashon Island USA. The Brotherhood of the All-Merciful Saviour was established in 1986 by Archimandrite Dimitry (Egoroff) of blessed memory. The Monastery is under the omophore of His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and ...

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COMMUNIQUÉ of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union

From 5 to 7 October 2018, the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) held its annual meeting in Bulgaria, at the kind invitation of His Beatitude Neofit, Metropolitan of Sofia and Patriarch of Bulgaria. The main topic of this year’s meeting was “The factors ...

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His Beatitude John X , Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, to visit the Serbian Church

His Beatitude John X, Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, is going to visit His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the Serbian Orthodox Church. This irenic visit will take place from October 11-19th, 2018. The doxology service will be officiated in the Cathedral of Holy Archangel Michael in ...

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Orthodox Christianity in Azerbaijan as a Unique Example of Tolerance

The Republic of Azerbaijan is a Caspian coastal state in the Southern Caucasus which re-established its independence upon the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia, Azerbaijan acts as a bridge-builder in the dialogue of both civilizations. Historical background, geographical ...

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October 24th will be a day of prayer for disabled children, said the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church

At today’s regular session, the Holy Synod of the BOC has appointed October 24, when we celebrate the feast of the Mother of God – the joy of all the mourners, to be a day of prayer for disabled children, the official site of the Holy Synod said. A prayer ...

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For the second consecutive year a mass baptism of children will be held under the patronage of Patriarch Neophyte

For the second consecutive year, the National Baptism will take place in 11 cities – Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Stara Zagora, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Blagoevgrad, Vratsa, Rousse, Sliven, Shoumen. The event takes place under the patronage of His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte and the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and marks the finale of ...

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The Metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav took part in the celebrations in Bolgrad and Odessa, Ukraine

On September 30, 2018, His Beatitude, Theodore II, Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa and His Beatitude, Onufrius, Metropolitan of Kiev and all of Ukraine, celebrated together a festive worship in the Temple of Transfiguration of God. They did the special consecration of a temple renovation. The celebration was attended ...

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The academic year at the Faculty of Theology of the Sofia University was opened

On October 1, when the Church celebrated the Feast of the Most Holy Virgin, the solemnly opened academic year at the Faculty of Theology of the Sofia University was officially opened. With the blessing of His Holiness the Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte the solemn liturgy on the occasion of the beginning ...

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1500 students and over 400 children from the preparatory groups study the subject „Religion“ in Petrich

More than 1500 pupils from the first to third grade, as well as about 400 children from the preparatory groups, study the subject „Religion“ in the municipality of Petrich. For the second consecutive year in our most southwest municipality, the children are brought up in the orthodox beliefs. We recall ...

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