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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Teachings of Christ

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32 ESV)

Theophany

At Your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed, * for the Father's voice bore witness to You, calling You His “beloved Son”, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of these words. * O Christ God, * Who appeared and enlightened the world, glory to You! (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.

You have appeared to the whole world today, * and Your light, O Lord, is signed upon us, * who with knowledge sing praise to You: * “You have come, and You have appeared , O Unapproachable Light." (Kontakion, Tone 4)

Christ is Born!

Your Nativity, O Christ our God, * has dawned upon the world the light of knowledge. * for through it, those who served the stars * were taught by a star to worship You, the Sun of Righteousness * and to know You, the Dawn from on high. * Glory to You, O Lord! (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.

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, * and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One. * Angels and shepherds sing His glory; * Wise Men journey with a star * for there is born for us an infant Child, the God Who is before all ages. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her." (Proverbs 8:10,11 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The purpose of the advent of the Saviour, when He gave us His life-giving commandments as purifying remedies in our passionate state, was to cleanse the soul from the damage done by the first transgression and bring it back to its original state. What medicines are for a sick body, that the commandments are for the passionate soul.

St. Isaac of Syria