Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Suppressed Uprising Commemorated in Northwestern Bulgaria

Holy Trinity Monastery in Rakovitsa, Bulgaria, is commemorating today the 161st anniversary of northwestern Bulgaria's uprising against the Ottoman Turkish occupation. At the time the Rakovitsa Monastery's abbot blessed the uprising, which was supported by the area's villages, and was executed together with many other members of the brotherhood when the uprising was suppressed. Since the liberation of Bulgaria from the Turks the uprising's victims have been commemorated annually with a memorial at the Rakovitsa Monastery. More (in Bulgarian) here.

Pictured are the Rakovitsa Monastery's abbot, Archimandrite Antim, with another of the Monastery's clergymen after today's memorial.

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