name=Patriarchate of Bulgaria|
founder=King Boris I|
independence=927, 1186, 1872|
recognition=927, 1235, 1945 by [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]] |
Maksim ( Minkov) of Bulgaria| Patr. Maxim]]|
possessions=N. America, Australia, W. Europe|
music=[[Byzantine Chant]] / Choral|
bulch. tripod. com/ boc/mainpage.htm Church of 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.
== History ==
'''Dioceses in Bulgaria:'''
*Diocese of Vidin (