Easter in the Bachkovo monastery
Christ is risen!
With the greeting of hope and salvation, the abbot of the monastery, arhim.Simon residing in the monastery Mesemvria Bishop James, monastery brotherhood has greeted the Orthodox people that filled the courtyard of the Bachkovo monastery in anticipation of the light and salvation of Christ's resurrection!
Christ is risen! - In these two words is the whole basis of our life and our future! They are cause of whole Christian world and in them it will find his resolution! In them is the most profound essence of our beings!
Christ is Risen, smertiyu smert poprav(with his death He has corrected the Death)!, Jesus corrected death and freed us from the most severe burdens of our life, let's not forget that being immersed in our daily lives and observing the law of love given to us by Him to go through waves of this world, reaching the other, where we can enjoy direct contemplation of Him, the Risen Son of Man!
After a joyful Easter greeting, arhim.Simon read Easter patriarchal and synodal message to the laity and offered a prayer for salvation from all evil and distress of Bulgarian people. Brotherhood goes round the cathedral church of the monastery in solemn procession with the accompaniment of Angel singing of the choir. The west gates of the church were opened to welcome the King of glory!
The traditional Liturgy of St.Basil the Great was celebrated in the temple.
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.