Citizens Raise Funds for Oldest Monastery in Sofia

Society | December 10, 2006, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Citizens Raise Funds for Oldest Monastery in Sofia Folklore dancers entertained the audience in order to raise funds for the renovation of the monastery. Photo by Nadya Kotseva (Sofia Photo Agency)

Bulgarian believers organized Saturday a charity event for raising funds for the oldest monastery in the Sofia suburbs.

The charity concert took place in the National Museum The Earth and the People in Sofia.

The money gathered will be donated for the renovation of the monastery St. Petka.

Folklore dancing ensembles and choirs presented traditional Bulgarian songs and dances to the audience.

The monastery is located in the Kalugerovi livadi area, close to the Bistritsa village.

The St. Petka Monastery was built in the 10th century in the skirts of Vitosha Mountain, but was demolished in 14th century. In 1869 a monk built a small church on the same place. The St. Petka church has one nave, one apse, narthex and a belfry above it.

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