A Weekend Trip to Bulgaria and the Colossal Alexsandar Nevski Cathedral

A Weekend Trip to Bulgaria and the Colossal Alexsandar Nevski Cathedral

A travel writer for the Daily Mail was pleasantly surprised by his trip to Sofia, including the Alexsandar Nevski Cathedral, “the sort of dreaming wonder of a church that, were it located in Paris, Rome or Barcelona, would gaze out from a million postcards.” Here’s what he had to say...

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A Video of the Inside of the Famous St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

A Video of the Inside of the Famous St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. Built in the early 20th century by an international team of stonemasons and artisans from Russia, Bulgaria, Venice, and Munich using natural materials from as far away as Brazil, the cathedral is a remarkable...

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Ownership of Landmark Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Settled

Ownership of Landmark Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Settled

After years of uncertainty and disputes about the ownership of Sofia landmark Alexander Nevsky cathedral, Bulgaria’s caretaker cabinet settled the matter by handing a title deed to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod. The decision, taken by the cabinet at a scheduled meeting on October 1, establishes...

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Sofia Globe: Fifth Century Basilica Discovered in Bulgaria’s Bourgas

Sofia Globe: Fifth Century Basilica Discovered in Bulgaria’s Bourgas

Archaeologists working in the Kraimorie area of Bourgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast have found a Christian basilica said to date from the fifth century. The discovery of the early Christian basilica is a rare one for Bulgaria, according to Milen Nikolov, leader of the Bourgas Regional History Museum...

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100-Year-Old Beggar Celebrated as Living Saint in Bulgaria

100-Year-Old Beggar Celebrated as Living Saint in Bulgaria

Have you heard of “Grandpa” Dobri, the famous beggar who has sat for over 20 years at the entrance of the majestic Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria? His fame has spread throughout Bulgaria — and is now garnering international attention. The YouTube video posted above gives a good overview...

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