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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bulgaria’s Orthodox Church commemorates Saint John of Rila

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Sofia. Bulgarian Orthodox Church commemorates Saint John of Rila on October 19. There will be a solemn ceremony held at his home, the Rila Monastery, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Pilgrims from all over the country and abroad are expected to come to Bulgaria’s Rila Monastery to commemorate the saint.
Saint John of Rila (876 – c. 946) was the first Bulgarian hermit. He was proclaimed a saint while he was still alive.

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