Byzantine Bulgarian Catholic parishes and missions in Bulgaria are subject to the Apostolic Exarchate in Sofia for the Bulgarians. Like other Eastern and Oriental Catholic jurisdictions that are not of patriarchal or major arch-eparchial status, the Exarchate is canonically subject to the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.
Considerations of language and data availability would have precluded these entries from being as accurate, detailed, and meaningful as they are, were it not for the invaluable assistance afforded by Angel Georgiev, a Bulgarian Catholic. Unasked, he graciously provided demographic and contact information, as well as schedules of Divine Services, for virtually all the temples of the Exarchate. We are indebted to him for his contributions.
We honor the relics of the martyrs, that we may adore Him whose martyrs they are. We honor the servants that their honor may be reflected upon their Lord who Himself says: "He that receives you receives me."
St. Jerome, Epistle 109:1, NPNF II, 6:212