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Relics of St. Kliment Ohridski were donated to the Academic Chapel of Sofia University

On the eve of the feast of the dormition of St. Kliment Ohridski and the patron feast-day of the oldest higher academic establishment in this country a piece of the holy relics of the patron-saint of Sofia University were donated to Sofia University by Bishop Sioniy, the Hegumen of the Holy Troyan Monastery, with the blessing of His Holiness the Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit.

The piece of the holy relics was carried in litany from the Cathedral of the Holy Sunday to the Faculty of Theology of Sofia University. His Holiness the Bulgarian Patriach Neofit met the reliquary at the Faculty of Theology. In the Academic Chapel of the Faculty of Theology His Grace Yosif, the Metropolitan for the USA, Canada and Australia, officiated an all night’s vigil in veneration of St. Kliment Ohridski.

It is the first time Sofia University has received holy relics of its patron. The event is taking place on the eve of the 1 100th anniversary of the dormition of St. Kliment Ohridski which will be solemnly celebrated under the aegis of UNESCO in 2016.

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