“Rila Monastery – the millennial holy monastery”, Vyara Kandzheva, Anthony Handjiiski, 32 pages, brochure, format 15×21 cm, with 80 color illustrations, Bulgarian, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Italian. Price: BGN 8 / pc.
Introduces the foundation founded more than 1000 years ago by St. Ivan Rilski Chudotvorets is the largest monastery in Bulgaria, included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Presented are the cathedral church “St. Nativity of the Mother of God ”, the Hrelov Tower, which rises in the centre of the courtyard, the cave in which the patron saint of the Bulgarians spent the last years of his life, objects from the museum collection, including Raphael’s cross, on which the monk Raphael carved for 12 years 36 scenes from the life of Jesus, containing more than 200 figures and inscriptions …