The temple returns to its normal worship life
The new head of the Russian Church “St. Nicholas of Mirliki” Archpriest Vladimir Tishchuk celebrated the Divine Liturgy.
There were dozens of lay people who came to pray on Sunday morning. The temple returns to its normal worship life.
The Temple of Discord: First Liturgy in the Russian Church in Sofia
The temple remained closed for nearly 2 months after three employees of the Russian temple were expelled from Bulgaria. This happened after a report by DANS, according to which they worked against the national security of the country.
Mitrofanova: We have all the documents for the church “St. Nikolay Mirlikiski”
Russian Ambassador to Bulgaria Eleonora Mitrofanova was also present at the opening of the church on Friday. She was the one who closed the church 51 days ago, and the opening coincided with November 10 – the day Bulgaria marks the way to its democratic future.
After the opening of the church, Mitrofanova stated that the church is Russian and they have all the documents for it. The reason for this was the opinion of the Bulgarian prosecutor’s office, according to which the Bulgarian government can start a case for the ownership of the temple, based on 4 volumes of documents.