Bulgarian Orthodox Church Tempted to Move Christmas in Time
The leaders of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church might produce a Christmas miracle by shifting the date of the holiday to January 7. Photo by BGNES
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church may decide in favor of restoring the Julian Calendar, which means that Christmas will have be celebrated on January 7 instead of December 25.
Senior bishops have made it clear that in 2009
On December 20, 2009, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is going to hold a meeting to consider the plea of a group of believers and their priest from the
The local priest Mariy Dimitrov has been serving according to the Julian Calendar for the last 20 years in his parish with the special permission of Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim.
Those who filed the plea remind that a similar case for the restoration of the Julian Calendar in 1997 attracted the support of five bishops.