Church of Bulgaria
Revision as of 23:01, May 1, 2006
|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|
|Possessions abroad||N. America, Australia, W. Europe, Antarctica|
|Liturgical language(s)||Church Slavonic|
|Musical tradition||Byzantine Chant / Choral|
|Population estimate||6,500,000 |
|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.
Dioceses in Bulgaria:
- Diocese of Vidin (Видин