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18th August - St. Ivan Rilski

18th August - St. Ivan Rilski

8/18/2009 12:08:13 AM

St. Ivan Rilski is commemorated on this day - the day of the anniversary of his death in 946 AD. He is the founder of the world renowned Rila Monastery in the Rila Mountain. His remains are still kept there and are believed to have miraculous powers. St. Ivan Rilski is honoured as the patron saint of Bulgaria.

For more info on the Rila Monastery, click here.

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