Celebration of the memory of St. John of Rila

Monday, 19th October 2009

Today on 19-th of October, we celebrate the memory of our most venerated saint in BulgariaSt. John (Ivan) of Rila. St. John of Rila is the one you gave birth to the monatery life
in Bulgaria. Practicly being the first hermit in Bulgaria. His desciples founded the Rila
Monastery as well as many churches around our beloved country. A short biography of
St. Ivan of Rila can be red here .
The saint holy remains are miraculous, nowdays and the saint has a incorruptable body, whichis kept and can be venerated in St. John’s Rila monastery.

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