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Tzar Peter, son of Simeon the Great died on that day in 969 year
1/30/2017 8:00:00 AM
Tzar Peter I of Bulgaria (927-969), the son of Tzar Simeon the Great of Bulgaria, was married to Maria Irena, the granddaughter of Byzantine Emperor Romanus I Lecapenus. He ruled for over 40 years and was succeeded by their son Boris II.
Peter I's reign is usually considered a period of decline, but this is largely due to the less frequent notices about Bulgaria in Byzantine chronicles - a natural consequence of the peaceful relations which reigned between the two countries in his time.
Under Peter I the Christianization of the country went even further, which led to religious dissent in the face of the Bogomil heresy and to social tensions between high clergy and laity, as described by Peter's contemporary Cosmas Presbyter.
To keep peace with the Byzantine Empire, Peter married the grand-daughter of Romanus Lecapenus and signed a thirty-year peace treaty under the acknowledged title of Tsar. Two of Peter's brothers, Michal and John tried to overthrow him. His youngest brother had the Turkic name of Baiannes and allegedly practiced shamanism. Losing the Serb lands early in his reign, he was unable to handle Bulgaria's external enemies, the Pechenegs repeatedly raided and plundered Dobrudja.
Transylvania was lost to the Magyars and the South Carpathians became the northern border of the state. In the same time, a Bulgarian religious mission was the first one successful in converting Magyar princes. In 966, Peter concluded an alliance with the Magyars directed against Byzantium and this provoked major response.
Near the end of his reign, Boris and Roman, his sons, were taken hostage in Constantinople. In 968, Prince Svyatoslav of Kiev attacked Bulgaria's northeastern border, encouraged to do so by Emperor Nicephorus Phocas. Peter's army suffered a defeat in Dobrudja, and the Russians took eighty fortresses. Tsar Peter I took monastic vows and passed away in January 969. His country would be invaded again by Svyatoslav, in 970, and conquered by Emperor John Tzimisces, in 971.
Soon after his death, Peter was canonized as a saint by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
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Orthodox Christians mark Toma’s Sunday
4/23/2017 9:00:00 AM
Orthodox Christians mark Toma’s Sunday
World Book and Copyright Day
4/23/2017 7:00:00 AM
World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright.
4/22/2017 11:00:00 AM
Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment.
Bulgaria marks 140th anniversary of the April Uprising
4/20/2017 12:57:00 PM
Various initiatives throughout Bulgaria are to mark today the 140th anniversary since the April Uprising.
4/16/2017 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Velichko, Velichka, Velika, Veliana, Velina, Villi, Svetla.
4/15/2017 8:00:00 AM
It is also a time to remember family and the faithful who have died as we await the resurrection, or to honor the martyrs who have given their lives for the cause of Christ in the world.
Good Friday (also Holy Friday)
4/14/2017 8:00:00 AM
The Holy Friday marks the respect of the entire Christian world to the crucified Jesus.
4/13/2017 8:00:00 AM
Holy Thursday is the day when all women are supposed to color bright eggs for Easter family gathering.
12.04.1961 - First space flight
4/12/2017 11:00:00 AM
On April 12, 1961, Gagarin became the first human to travel into space in Vostok 1
Easter thoughts on Christ and his resurrection - the Turin shroud
4/12/2017 10:00:00 AM
Around Easter people always think and talk about miracles and the resurrection of Christ. The story of the Turin Shroud is one of the miraculous stories we have to accept and not seek for expalnati...