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{{church|
 
name=Patriarchate of Bulgaria|
 
name=Patriarchate of Bulgaria|
founder= ?|
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founder=King Boris I|
independence= ?|
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independence=927, 1186, 1872|
recognition= ? by [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]] |
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recognition=927, 1235, 1945 by [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]] |
primate= Patriarch Maxim|
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primate=[[Maksim (Minkov) of Bulgaria|Patr. Maxim]]|
 
hq=Sofia, Bulgaria|
 
hq=Sofia, Bulgaria|
 
territory=Bulgaria|
 
territory=Bulgaria|
possessions=—|
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possessions=N. America, Australia, W. Europe|
language=—|
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language=[[Church Slavonic]]|
 
music=[[Byzantine Chant]] / Choral|
 
music=[[Byzantine Chant]] / Choral|
calendar= ?|
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calendar=[[Julian Calendar|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]
 
website=[http://bulch.tripod.com/boc/mainpage.htm 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 State of Bulgaria. The church is led by the Patriarch of All 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 primate of the Church of Bulgaria has been His Holiness Maxim, Metropolitan of Sofia, Patriarch of All Bulgaria since 1971.
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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.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==

Revision as of 19:57, November 17, 2005

Patriarchate of Bulgaria
Founder(s) King Boris I
Autocephaly/Autonomy declared 927, 1186, 1872
Autocephaly/Autonomy recognized 927, 1235, 1945 by Constantinople
Current primate Patr. Maxim
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria
Primary territory Bulgaria
Possessions abroad N. America, Australia, W. Europe
Liturgical language(s) Church Slavonic
Musical tradition Byzantine Chant / Choral
Calendar 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 has been His Holiness Maxim, Metropolitan of Sofia, Patriarch of All Bulgaria since 1971.

History

Organization

Dioceses in Bulgaria:

  • Diocese of Vidin (Видин
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