Every year we welcome the Passover Christ, and the Christian heart is filled with the joy that has filled it from this most miraculous event in human history! The incarnated by the Spirit, the Son of God, accepted the death on the cross in human form and suffering and rose on the third day to show to us, men, that death is victorious, that death is gone, both of the body and of the soul! And the spiritual death we sometimes talk about is no more than a darkening of the spark of God in some of us from hardened egotism and passion, but it, the spark, is always there, and most unexpectedly shines upon the most sinful sinner and clears him for his astonishment and God's glory and instantaneous transformation occurs. Thousands of examples of that are in the history of the Church, starting from Savel (St. Paul), to our days.
The first testimony of our Godlikeness, not by the prophet, but directly in the "matter" of the transitional world, was given to us by the crucifixion, banal in the Roman Empire, and the incredible resurrection for all times and empires!
The least we can do on this day is to give Him glory with worship.
In the Bachkovo Monastery, the Passover Service was led by Messembrian's Bishop Jacob in a ministry with the Abbot of the Monastery, Archimandrite Samuel, the brothers of the monastery, and the prayerful presence of the Orthodox Christians who take up the monastery yard.
Christ is risen!
The monastic fraternity constantly makes every endeavor to maintain the Cloister of the Holy Virgin at its best condition; this is the condition the cloister really deserves to be in, in order to welcome the thousands of pilgrims that visit it every year, truly beautifully and impress them.
The maintenance of the fund and the restoration of the many unique frescoes, inherited by the holy forefathers, could be quite costly and the monastery does not always manage to cover all the expenses. For this very reason, we turn for help to every Christian and to everyone who values the Bachkovo monastery, to contribute within their means and thus join our efforts.
Every charitable deed will be welcomed with honest gratitude and intercessory prayer in the name of Jesus Christ and the Holy Mother for wellbeing and success of the contributor and their family.