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{{church|
name=Patriarchate of Bulgaria|
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name=Patriarchate of Bulgaria[[Image:Bulgaria logo.gif|center|Church of Bulgaria]]|
 
founder=King Boris I|
 
founder=King Boris I|
 
independence=927, 1186, 1872|
 
independence=927, 1186, 1872|
 
recognition=927, 1235, 1945 by [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]] |
 
recognition=927, 1235, 1945 by [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]] |
primate=[[Maksim (Minkov) of Bulgaria|Patr. Maxim]]|
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primate=''see vacant''|
 
hq=Sofia, Bulgaria|
 
hq=Sofia, Bulgaria|
 
territory=Bulgaria|
 
territory=Bulgaria|
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calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
 
calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
 
population=6,500,000 [http://www.cnewa.org/ecc-bodypg.aspx?eccpageID=20&IndexView=toc]|
 
population=6,500,000 [http://www.cnewa.org/ecc-bodypg.aspx?eccpageID=20&IndexView=toc]|
website=[http://bulch.tripod.com/boc/mainpage.htm Church of Bulgaria]
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website=[http://www.bg-patriarshia.bg/ Church of Bulgaria]
 
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The '''Church of Bulgaria''' is one of the [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] churches of the Orthodox Christian communion whose territory consists of the Republic of Bulgaria. The church is led by the Patriarch of All Bulgaria.
 
The '''Church of Bulgaria''' is one of the [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] churches of the Orthodox Christian communion whose territory consists of the Republic of Bulgaria. The church is led by the Patriarch of All Bulgaria.
  
The primate of the Church of Bulgaria has been His Holiness [[Maksim (Minkov) of Bulgaria|Maxim, Metropolitan of Sofia, Patriarch of All Bulgaria]] since 1971.
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The primate of the Church of Bulgaria was His Holiness [[Maksim (Minkov) of Bulgaria|Maxim, Metropolitan of Sofia, Patriarch of All Bulgaria]] since 1971 until his death on [[November 6]], 2012.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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'''Dioceses abroad:'''
 
'''Dioceses abroad:'''
  
* Diocese of Central and Western Europe (with seat in Berlin)
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* [[Bulgarian Orthodox Diocese of Western and Central Europe|Diocese of Central and Western Europe]] (with seat in Berlin)
 
* [[Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia|Diocese of America, Canada and Australia]] (with seat in New York)
 
* [[Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia|Diocese of America, Canada and Australia]] (with seat in New York)
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* [[Antarctica|The St. John of Rila Chapel at Bulgarian St. Kliment Ohridski Base in Antarctica]]
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{{stub}}
 
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==Related articles==
 
==Related articles==
 
*[[Bulgarian saints]]
 
*[[Bulgarian saints]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
*[http://bulch.tripod.com/boc/mainpage.htm The Church of Bulgaria]: official website
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*[http://www.bg-patriarshia.bg/ The Church of Bulgaria]: official website
*[http://www.cnewa.org/ecc-bodypg.aspx?eccpageID=20&IndexView=toc Eastern Christian Churches: The Orthodox Church of Bulgaria] by Ronald Roberson, a Roman Catholic priest and scholar
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*[http://www.cnewa.org/ecc-bodypg-us.aspx?eccpageID=20&IndexView=toc Eastern Christian Churches: The Orthodox Church of Bulgaria] by Ronald Roberson, a Roman Catholic priest and scholar
 
*[http://pravoslavie.bg Orthodoxy Bulgaria]: unofficial page in Bulgarian language
 
*[http://pravoslavie.bg Orthodoxy Bulgaria]: unofficial page in Bulgarian language
  
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[[Category:Jurisdictions|Bulgaria]]
 
[[Category:Jurisdictions|Bulgaria]]
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[[es:Iglesia Ortodoxa de Bulgaria]]
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[[fr:Église de Bulgarie]]
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[[ro:Biserica Ortodoxă Bulgară]]

Revision as of 07:55, November 6, 2012

Patriarchate of Bulgaria
Church of Bulgaria
Founder(s) King Boris I
Autocephaly/Autonomy declared 927, 1186, 1872
Autocephaly/Autonomy recognized 927, 1235, 1945 by Constantinople
Current primate see vacant
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria
Primary territory Bulgaria
Possessions abroad N. America, Australia, W. Europe, Antarctica
Liturgical language(s) Church Slavonic
Musical tradition Byzantine Chant / Choral
Calendar Revised Julian
Population estimate 6,500,000 [1]
Official website Church of Bulgaria

The Church of Bulgaria is one of the autocephalous churches of the Orthodox Christian communion whose territory consists of the Republic of Bulgaria. The church is led by the Patriarch of All Bulgaria.

The primate of the Church of Bulgaria was His Holiness Maxim, Metropolitan of Sofia, Patriarch of All Bulgaria since 1971 until his death on November 6, 2012.

Contents

History

Organization

Dioceses in Bulgaria:

  • Diocese of Vidin (Видинска епархия)
  • Diocese of Vratsa (Врачанска епархия)
  • Diocese of Lovech (Ловчанска епархия)
  • Diocese of Veliko Turnovo (Търновска епархия)
  • Diocese of Dorostol and Cherven (Доростоло-червенска епархия) (with seat in Ruse)
  • Diocese of Varna and Preslav (Варненско-преславска епархия) (with seat in Varna)
  • Diocese of Sliven (Сливенска епархия)
  • Diocese of Stara Zagora (Старозагорска епархия)
  • Diocese of Plovdiv (Пловдивска епархия)
  • Diocese of Sofia (Софийска епархия)
  • Diocese of Nevrokop (Неврокопска епархия)

Dioceses abroad:


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