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Bulgarian Orthodox Church Marks the Assumption of Mary

On the 15th of August, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, reports BNT. 

The day, also known as the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God, is one of the twelve great feasts in the church calendar. Festive liturgies will be held in all temples across the country.

Pilgrims celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos

Believers light candles at the Byzantine Church of Aghia Triada in Nafplio, southern Greece, ahead of Wednesday's celebration of the Dormition (or the Assumption) of the Virgin Mary (in Greek: Koimisis tis Theotokou). The holiday commemorates the "falling asleep" or death of the Theotokos (Mary, translated as "God-bearer").

Byzantine Amphora with Inscription Discovered in Roman Fortress Trimammium in Northeast Bulgaria

Part of an Early Byzantine amphora with a fully preserved inscription in Ancient Greek dedicated to Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary has been discovered during the latest excavations of the Ancient Roman, medieval Byzantine and Bulgarian fortress of Trimammium near the Danube town of Mechka, Ruse District, in Northeast Bulgaria.

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1,000-Year-Old Child's Bracelet with Virgin Mary Stamp Found at Momchil's Fortress in Southern Bulgaria

A metal child's bracelet from the 11th-12th century with a stamp depicting the Virgin Mary - or the Holy Mother of God, as she is known in Eastern Orthodox Christianity - has been discovered by archaeologists during the excavations of the medieval Momchil's Fortress near Smolyan in Southern Bulgaria.

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Mary Synatsakis: From girl next door to hot woman (before and after photos)

Mary Synatsakis is among the most loved celebrities in Greek showbiz. Her friendly and polite demeanour, along with a nearly constant smile on her face makes her extremely likeable to the people around her. However, the TV hostess was not always the glamorous persona we see today.

Archbishop Ieronymos protests against violation of religious freedoms by Educartion Ministry official

Following revelations brought to light by Proto Thema based on official Education Ministry employee complaints that the director of the National Organisation for Certification of Skills & Career Guidance (EOPPEP), Eleni Giannakopoulou had allegedly thrown an icon of the Virgin Mary into the rubbish bin and attempted to strip an employee of a cross from her neck on the eve of the celebration