150 YEARS OF THE BULGARIAN EXARCHY -
EXHIBITION, SEMINAR AND ICONOGRAPHIC FAIR IN THE BACHKOVO MONASTERY
With the blessing of His Holiness the Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte and the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church from 03 to 07.08.2020, a monastery celebration will be held in the Bachkovo Holy Monastery, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Bulgarian Exarchate, iconographic gathering and one exhibition of orthodox icons. The celebration includes an exhibition "150 years of the Bulgarian Exarchate", a jubilee iconographic fair, lectures and a festive service of the Transfiguration.
03.08.2020 11:00 - opening of the iconographic fair.
12:00 - opening of the exhibition “150 years since the establishment of the Bulgarian Exarchate.
15:00 - Lecture on "Emergency activities and unexpected finds in the monastery church" St. Archangels ", Mr. Vladimir Tsvetkov, restorer.
04.08.2020 11:00 - Lecture on "Theology of the Icon" by a representative of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
15:00 - lecture on "Aesthetics of the icon" by
Mr. Dimitar Arnaudov, theologian.
06.08.2020 07:00 - solemn service in the cathedral monastery church and litany with the most respected miracle-working icon of the Bachkovo monastery.
07.08.2020 11:00 - closing of the iconographic fair.
Bulgarian Iconographic Association.
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.