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.

Metro Area: Sofia (BULGARIA)
Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church of St John XXIII, Pope of Rome
Metro Area: Plovdiv (BULGARIA)
Holy Trinity Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church
Metro Area: Yambol (BULGARIA)
Ss Cyril & Methodii Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church
Metro Area: Stara Zagora (BULGARIA)
Ss Cyril & Methodii Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church
Metro Area: Sofia (BULGARIA)
St Joseph Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Monastery Chapel
Metro Area: Sofia (BULGARIA)
St Francis of Assisi Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church
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Teachings of Christ

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7,8 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

"Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold." (Proverbs 3:13,14 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

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