Current News

Current News

Easter in Bachkovo monastery

Easter in Bachkovo monastery

4/21/2006 12:06:20 PM

Two thousand and six eggs were dyed in the famous kitchen of the Bachkovo monastery in expectance of Easter. The monastery is famous for the fact that it produces the eggs in a small farm of its own. A month before the holiday the monks start collecting them to give them to the worshipers on Easter. According to the local tradition all the eggs are dyed in red and the first one of them is put in front of the miracle-working icon of the Holy Mother kept in the church of the monastery.
This year Boris, the Father Superior of the monastery, has ordered some of the first dyed eggs to be sent to the Patriarchy and to Patriarch Maxim in person.
The rest of them are meant for the believers who will come to the monastery on Easter. Several lambs and sheep are this year's votive offering which is given on the second day of Easter when the public prayer with the miracle-working icon takes place.
The monks from the Bachkovo monastery already prepare for the festive procession with the icon held only once a year - on Easter. Hundreds of Bulgarian and foreign believers take part in the event. It is expected that they will occupy the locality on the eve before the holiday and will spend the night in front of the monastery gates hoping for strong health or miraculous cure. Early in the morning on the next day the people hurry to light a candle, prey for health and kiss the icon of the Holy Mother.
More than 200,000 people visit the monastery every year, statistics show. This year at least 1000 Christians from different parts of the country and abroad are expected to celebrate Easter at the monastery.
"Nobody knows how many worshippers will come but we have to be ready to welcome all of them," Archimandrite Boris, the Father Superior of the monastery, said.

 

ANINDEN (St. Anna’s Day - the Conception of the Holy Mother of God by Saint Anna)
Name day of everyone named Anna, Ana, Anita, Aneta, Anette.
38 years ago John Lennon was killed on that day...
Former Beatle John Lennon has been shot dead December 8th, 1980, by a gunman he did not know, who opened fire outside the musician's New York apartment.
December 8th - the Day University Students celebrate as their feastday
The start of that special feast goes back to the 1920, and is connected to the then-only BG University - the Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski.
212 years of the first early Bulgarian printed book
In 1806 the first early Bulgarian book Nedelnik (Kiriakodromion) written by Sofronii of Vratsa was printed.
NIKULDEN (St. Nicholas the Wonderworker)
Name day for everyone named Nikola, Nikolay, Kolyo, Nikolina, Neno, Nenka, Nikolina, Nina.
ST. SAVA (also: St. Savva or St. Sabbas the Sanctified)
Name day of everyone named Sava, Slavka, Slav, Vladislav, Slavi.
ST. VARVARA (St. Barbara) - December 4
Name day of everyone named Varvara, Barbara.
 World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day
12/1/2018 9:00:00 AM
The ends of the red ribbon are pointed to the ground today, symbolizing the life that is disappearing.
Today is St.Andrews Day
Today is St.Andrews Day
11/30/2018 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Andrey, Andriana (the name has the meaning “masculine”, therefore “strong”).
KATERININDEN (St. Catherines Day)
KATERININDEN (St. Catherines Day)
11/24/2018 10:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Ekaterina, Katerina, Katya.