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Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim Has Reposed in the Lord! #387883
11/06/12 09:30 AM
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Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria has reposed in the Lord at the age of 98.

http://bg-patriarshia.bg/news.php?id=90647

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Statement on the death of His Holiness the Bulgarian Patriarch and Metropolitan of Sofia, Maxim

God-loving brothers and sisters, in the early morning of November 6, 2012, His Holiness Maxim, Patriarch and Metropolitan of Sofia, reposed in the Lord after a short illness due to heart failure, at University Hospital "Lozenets" at 03.30 hours. ... His Holiness translated into eternity while sound of mind and sober thought, addressing his final blessing to all his children at home and abroad.

Orthodox Christians are urged to make sincere prayer in the Holy Orthodox Church that the merciful God claim to Himself the soul of our dear patriarch in the kingdom - the realm of the righteous. Eternal, blissful and bright be the memory of His Holiness the Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim. God forgive!

/s/ Stobiyski Bishop Naum, Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod


May the memory of the High Priest Maxim be eternal!


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim Has Reposed in the Lord! [Re: Irish Melkite] #387884
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Memory eternal!

http://catholic-bg.org/?act=news&do=detailed&id=306

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To the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church

Your Eminences,

On behalf of the clergy and faithful of the Catholic Church in Bulgaria I express deep and sincere condolences on the occasion of the blessed repose of the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Maxim.

We join you in your grief and pray that God may grant rest to his soul.

Memory eternal! God rest his soul!

+Christo Proykov
Apostolic Exarch of Sofia
President of the Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Church in Bulgaria

Re: Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim Has Reposed in the Lord! [Re: ag_vn] #387954
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Memory Eternal!

Re: Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim Has Reposed in the Lord! [Re: Irish Melkite] #387955
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Very off topic

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Welcome back Hesychios biggrin

Re: Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim Has Reposed in the Lord! [Re: Irish Melkite] #387959
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Vichnaja Pamjat', Bratja Maxim.


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