On November 21, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates the Introduction of the Virgin – the day when the three-year-old Mary was introduced into a Christian temple. Theologian Angel Karadakov:
“High priest Zachariah in the temple brings the Blessed Virgin into the Holy of Holies, where only the high priest enters once a year. Then the righteous parents offer gifts and sacrifices to God, after receiving a blessing from the priests. The Holy Virgin lives in the temple, where she learns and is taught “.
Since 1929, Introduction Bogorodichno has been honored by Bulgarians as the Day of the Christian family and of the Orthodox Christian learning youth.
Today it is traditional to go to church as a family. Children receive communion.
“This holiday is important because it carries the message of honoring our parents, respecting our relatives and raising our children in the faith. Only in this way can we help our society become better – when we have good spiritual foundations”.
In Kardzhali, the Day of the Christian Family will be celebrated at the Regional Historical Museum from 11:30 a.m. with a public lecture on the topic by Dr. Maria Spiridonova, a presentation of the “Introduction to the Virgin” icon from the museum’s fund and a special program prepared by second-graders from the elementary school. St. St. Cyril and Methodius” in the regional city.