BULGARIA: Sofia - 1

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Metro Area: Sofia (BULGARIA)
Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church of St John XXIII, Pope of Rome
Trans: Източно-католическа църква Свети Йоан XXIII, папа Римски
15, Montevideo Str
Ovcha Kupel
Sofia-Capital
1632
BULGARIA
See Mailing Address Below
Phone: 359-2-955-96-43
Fax: 359-2-955-55-61

Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Apostolic Exarchate: Sofia for the Bulgarians
Cemetery: None

 

Always call ahead to verify times

Day

Service

Time

See Notes below
     
     

Mystery of Reconciliation

   
   
 

Mailing Address:
St Pope John XXIII Church
c/o Monastery of the Eucharistine Sisters
15, Montevideo Str
Ovcha Kupel
Sofia-Capital
1632
BULGARIA
Ph: 359-2-955-96-43
Fax: 359-2-955-55-61
Served By: Resident Clergy
Sacramental Records: In custody of the parish
 

Notes

Available information suggests that, presently, Divine Services are conducted in the temple itself (versus in the adjoining Monastery chapel) only on major occasions. Contact the Eucharistine Sisters to confirm the schedule before any visit.

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 2005, on the grounds of the Eucharistine Sisters Monastery
Parish erected in: 2005, under the patronage of Blessed Pope John XXIII
Renamed in: 2014, Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church of St John XXIII, Pope of Rome, to reflect canonization of its patron

Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
This Entry Last Updated: 04/15/2014

Latitude: 42.675787
Longitude: 23.253039
Located in: Bulgaria | Bulgaria
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“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 ESV)

Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple

Today is the prelude of the goodwill of God * and the heralding of the salvation of mankind; * the Virgin appears clearly in the temple of God * and foretells Christ to all. * Let us also with a mighty voice cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Fulfillment of the Creator’s divine plan.” (Troparion - Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

The most pure Temple of the Savior, * the most precious Bridal-Chamber and Virgin, the sacred Treasury of the glory of God, * is brought today into the house of the Lord, * bringing with her the grace that is in the Divine Spirit. * The angels of God praise her in song: * “She is the heavenly tabernacle.” (Kontakion - Tone 4)

(November 21st)

Random Proverb

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you." (Proverbs 3:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The hour of death will come upon us, it will come, and we shall not escape it. May the prince of this world and of the air (cf. John 14:30; Eph. 2:2) find our misdeeds few and petty when he comes, so that he will not have good grounds for convicting us. Otherwise we shall weep in vain. 'For that servant who knew his lord's will and did not do it as a servant, shall be beaten with many stripes' (cf. Luke 12:47).

St. Hesychius the Priest