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Patriarch Maxim turned 92 Sunday and was showered with flowers and presents.

Patriarch Maxim turned 92 Sunday and was showered with flowers and presents.

10/30/2006 4:38:59 PM
Bishops Queue to Greet the Patriarch on His Birthday

Bishops queued in front of Lozenets Hospital in Sofia to congratulate the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Maxim on his 92nd birthday. Bishop John of the Russian Orthodox Church was one of those who came to greet him along with the Metropolitans from the Holy Synod. The clergy gave the Patriarch flowers and presents. In his honour a service was held in St Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia. Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov, Parliament's Speaker Georgi Pirinski and the Department of Ecclesiastical Matters sent greetings for the Patriarch's birthday.


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Metropolitans of the Holy Synod along with other top clergy visited Patriarch Maxim in Lozenets University Hospital in Sofia to congratulate him on his 92nd birthday
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