Nativity in the Holy Bachkovo Monastery
The celebration of Chrismas was solemnly celebrated with a hierarchical worship in the Bachkovo Monastery. The service was led by the abbot of the monastery, Bishop Sionii in conjunction with the sojourn Bishop of Mesembria Jacob and the monastery brothers and with choral participation by the inspired psalms of the pious acolytes - Dr. Lyubomir Ignatov, Mr. Dimitar Arnaudov and Mr. Valeri Popov and the presence of the Orthodox people.
In his Christmas speech after the Holy Liturgy, His Eminence Bishop Sionii, conveyed the Christmas greetings of the Holy Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte, calling on belivers on his behalf to remain firm in the faith and unshakable in their hope and trust in our Heavenly Father. Let us remain united in our prayers, said bishop Sionii. Let us not forget that the covenant given to us by the One born today is the only one of its kind among all religions, that were or are on earth - "to love one another", not fear, punishment, justice, but love between us and in Jesus Christ is the true promised land of the Orthodox Christian and a ladder to our prepared heavenly life!
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.