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Khachkar monument in Yerevan Garden

The "khachkar," an emblematic medieval stone monument originating from Armenia, carries a profound significance as a symbol of Armenian heritage and culture. These monuments typically feature intricate carvings, often displaying a cross, and various ornate decorations...

Temple “Ascension of the Lord”

The foundation stone for the temple was laid in 2002, marking the commencement of an approximately eight-year-long construction period. Orthodox Christians commemorate the Ascension of the Lord on May 17th. This significant occasion in the Orthodox Church calendar...

Open basilica – columbarium

The open basilica-columbarium situated within the Central Sofia Cemetery offers a unique glimpse into ancient Roman burial practices. The term "columbarium," derived from the Latin "Columbarium," meaning "dovecote" from the word "columba," refers to burial chambers...

Church “St. Nicholas of Mirliki”

The initiative for its construction came from eleven active families from Mojave, who in 1883 decided to build a Christian church and a primary school. They collect money and bring material with their own hands. Construction began in 1885, and in the fall of 1886 the...

First Evangelical Church

The origins of the First Evangelical Church in Sofia trace back to 1864 when George and Michael, along with their wives and Pope Todor's two daughters, laid the foundation. This aligns with the initial evangelical work of missionaries Charles Morse and Dr. Henry...

Chapel “To All Bulgarian Martyrs”

The Chapel "To all Bulgarian Martyrs" stands as a poignant tribute to the victims of the communist regime. Nestled in the garden near the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, it stands alongside the memorial dedicated to those who suffered under the regime's...

Orthodox Chapel of the Holy Cross

The chapel in the "Obelya" district of the capital holds a significant place as it was consecrated on April 18, 2015, a momentous occasion marked by Bright Saturday. The consecration was a profound ceremony led by His Eminence Branitsky ep. Gregory, who serves as the...

Ilien Monastery “St. Prophet Ilia”

The Ilien Monastery, known as "St. Prophet Elijah," stands within Sofia's Ilientsi district at Petunia St. 13. Its origins spark debate, with some sources suggesting its foundation in the 12th century, while others propose a timeline in the late 16th or early 17th...

Palace “Holy Synod”

The Palace of the Holy Synod, erected between 1904 and 1912, stands as an architectural gem designed by renowned Bulgarian architects, Arch. Momchilov and Arch. Popov. Serving as the seat of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, this majestic structure...

Church-monument “St. Andrew the First-Called”

The dedication of the temple-monument "St. Andrei Parvozvani" to the apostle and its commemoration of the fallen Bulgarian militiamen make it a unique and meaningful site in Sofia. The fusion of spiritual and patriotic significance in its construction reflects a...