NOVEMBER 20, 2022 – CHRIST THE KING
– Today we celebrate the feast of Christ the King of the Universe, with which the Church solemnly emphasizes the glory of the Messianic kingdom, the power of God’s sacrifice and resurrection, and the eternal priesthood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
– On November 21, Monday, we celebrate the “Introduction of the Virgin” feast. This day is also celebrated in our country as the Day of the Christian Family, so we send our best wishes for shared love, faith, understanding and warmth to all families in our parish!
– On November 22, Tuesday, we commemorate Saint Cecilia – virgin and martyr. We send special thanks and greetings to the choristers, organists and all those involved in the art of church music, and in prayer with the intercession of St. Cecilia, we wish them creative inspiration and numerous performances – beautiful bouquets of performances of fine melodies for the glorification of God and the joy of the community!
– On November 23, Wednesday, we commemorate Saint Clement I, Pope – the first bishop of Serdika and a close companion of the holy apostles Peter and Paul. We remind you that the relics of St. Clement were presented by Pope Francis to the residents of our city and are located in the church of “St. Sofia”.
– On November 24, Thursday, we commemorate St. Andrew Dung Lak and fellow martyrs from Vietnam.
– Next week, on November 27, we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent, which begins the time of joyful anticipation and preparation for two important events in the lives of Christian believers. The first is the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, when our thoughts are directed to the meeting with the Incarnate Son of God who came into the world, and the other is the Second Coming of Jesus at the end of the world, when He will return to earth again.
– We inform you that from next Monday, November 28, the weekday morning liturgies in honor of the Mother of God, called “Rorates” and having a special character emphasizing our expectation, will be celebrated from 7:30 a.m. There will be no liturgies from 8:00 a.m