Tuesday, 29 November 2016 15:45

BULGARIA'S RUSSIAN CHURCHES

Onion domes, memories of a 19th century war define religious sites in Sofia, Shipka and Yambol

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:26

PROTESTANT PLOVDIV

Largest Protestant church in the Balkans is in Bulgaria's second city

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 14:01

VOODOO CHRISTIANITY

"Idolaters! You are not true Eastern Orthodox Christians," the monk at St Spas monastery near Yambol scolded us while he was locking the gate of the supposedly miraculous cave spring his abode is famed for. Our sin? We had not lit candles when we entered the church. He, however, did not see any contradiction in the fact that the veneration of "healing" springs is a tradition that Eastern Orthodoxy in Bulgaria has inherited from paganism.

Published in Vagabond Features
Monday, 07 March 2016 14:29

FAIRY-TALE CAPPADOCIA

Quirks of nature, history meet in Central Anatolia

Published in Foreign Travel
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:20

PAINTED CHURCHES OF BUKOVINA

Late Mediaeval frescoes, candle-lit cemeteries in one of Romania's least known areas

Published in Foreign Travel
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:32

WILLOW SUNDAY OR FLOWER DAY

What in the West is known as Palm Sunday has at least two different names in Bulgaria, and is a popular holiday, presaging spring

Published in High Beam
Monday, 17 November 2014 14:02

SOZOPOL'S FEAST OF ST NICHOLAS

Huge party takes place as fishermen, sailors celebrate their patron saint in Black Sea coast town

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 08 May 2014 13:10

ST GEORGE'S DAY IN POMORIE

Christian saint unites Bulgarians as few other things do

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:06

MOVABLE EASTER

Why is this feast celebrated on different dates? The explanation includes counting lunar months and calculating equinoxes

Published in Vagabond Features
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:57

HOLY MOUNTAIN

The Middle Ages refuse to retreat in Greece's Mount Athos

Published in Foreign Travel
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