Church of Bulgaria

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Church of Bulgaria
Founder(s) ?
Autocephaly/Autonomy declared ?
Autocephaly/Autonomy recognized ? by Constantinople
Current primate Patriarch Maxim
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria
Primary territory Bulgaria
Possessions abroad
Liturgical language(s) Greek
Musical tradition Byzantine Chant / Choral
Calendar  ?
Population estimate  ?
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 State of Bulgaria. The church is led by the Patriarch of All Bulgaria.

The primate of the Church of Bulgaria has been Maxim, Metropolitan of Sofia, Patriarch of All Bulgaria since 1971.

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