Bulgaria


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.


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Metro Area: Sofia (BULGARIA)
Dormition of Mary the Mother of God Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Cathedral
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Metro Area: Topolovgrad (BULGARIA)
Dormition of Mary the Mother of God Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church
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Metro Area: Straldja (BULGARIA)
St Joseph Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church
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Metro Area: Ivaylovgrad (BULGARIA)
Dormition of Mary the Mother of God Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church
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Metro Area: Plovdiv (BULGARIA)
Ascension of Our Lord Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church
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Metro Area: Sandanski (BULGARIA)
Dormition of Mary the Mother of God Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church
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Dormition

O Mother of God, in giving birth you preserved virginity; * and in falling asleep you did not forsake the world. * You are the Mother of Life and have been transferred to life, * and through your prayers you deliver our souls from death. (Troparion - Tone 1)

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

Neither the tomb nor death could detain the Mother of God, * who is unsleeping in her prayers and our unfailing hope in her intercession; * for He Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb, * transferred to Life the Mother of Life. (Kontakion - Tone 2)