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Sofia - The Capital Of Bulgaria - Cities Of Bulgaria - 31 December 2017

Sofia - The Capital Of Bulgaria - Cities Of  Bulgaria

  Sofia (from the Greek σοφία - wisdom) is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria, as well as the 12th largest city in the European Union. Sofia is a city with a population of 1,263,884 people (registered under the current address), which represents 17% of the population. Located in central western Bulgaria, in Sofia valley, surrounded by Mount Vitosha to the south, Lyulin Mountain to the west and north of Stara Planina.The total area was 492 square kilometers, the average altitude of 550 m e. This makes it the fourth highest capital in Europe.                                                          ...

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St. Nicholas the Wonderworker - Traditions - 06 December 2017

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker - Traditions

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker is Mirlikiyski iztochnorimski cleric, Bishop of Myra, a city of Lycia in Lycia. Nicolas Mirlikiyski lifetime is known as an opponent of paganism, and after his death is revered as a saint and protector of sailors and traders Bulgarian name of the saint is Nicholas. "Nicholas" is rusizam, which is imposed after the ecclesiastical reforms of Patriarch Nikon in Russia in 1654 then, the saint's name in Russian is pronounced as "Nicholas" but in Ukrainian - "Mykola". St. Nicholas was born in the second half of III century. His family was rich and splendid situation. His uncle, Bishop of Patras, adopted his nephew in the church and henceforth he would serve him until the end of his days. Tradition tells how...

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Andreev Days - Holidays - 30 November 2017

Andreev Days - Holidays

The Orthodox Church honors today the memory of St. Andrew the Apostle, who first of the apostles was called to follow Jesus Christ. St. Andrew is a Christian preacher, the first of the 12 Apostles and brother of St. Petar.Imeto St. Andrew commonly found in the Gospel. He is mentioned in the story of the feeding of the people with five loaves. From the early years Andrei yearned for divine truth and when John the Baptist came from Judea, he became one of his students. Preached in Asia Minor, Georgia and Scythia, for which he was patron of Romania and Russia.         Celebration is called by the people Andrew, Edirne, large or Mechkin day. It is connected to the folk calendar with ideas for the transition from autumn to winter. It is believed that St. Andrew is the patron...

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St. Catherine - 24 November 2017

St. Catherine

На 24 ноември православната църква почита паметта на Света Великомъченица Екатерина. Св. Екатерина е християнска светица и мъченица, една от най-образованите жени на своето време. В българските традиции този ден е познат като Катерининден и светицата се чества като покровителка на майките. Според преданието Екатерина е била дъщеря на Конт, управител на Александрия, Египет, по времето на император Максимиан. Живеейки в столицата, Екатерина получава блестящо образование, изучавайки работите на най-видните философи и учени. Тя заявява на родителите си, че ще встъпи в брак с онзи, който я превъзхожда по слава, богатство, красота и мъдрост. Младежи от много богати семейства кандидатствали за ръката на красивата Екатерина, но никой не бил одобрен. Майката на Екатерина тайно изповядвала християнството,...

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World Kindness Day - 13 November 2017

World Kindness Day

The purpose of the World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion. And to realize that we are citizens of the world. As global citizens we have in common and we need to understand that if there is progress in improving human relations and effort if we are to achieve the goal of peaceful coexistence, we must focus on what is common to us all. When we find similarities, we feel sympathy, in our relationship with this person or these people. Although we can think of people from another culture makes us "different" does not mean that we are better than they are. When you make friends with someone from a different culture, we find that despite some obvious differences, have many similarities. We can be...

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