And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
The monks and the abbot make a procession until monasteries reservoir after the mass. The wooden cross is thrown in and brave men dive in the cold water to “catch” it. This year 18 people have dived. The fortune has smiled to Nikolai Tachev from the town of Assenovgrad.
This is the old monastery’s tradition.
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.