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On June 05, 2017 - Holy Trinity Pilgrimage

God's love and hospitality, beautiful nature and a new chapel await you in the so-called "royal" monastery

On June 05, 2017 Sofia Municipality, the Theological Faculty of Sofia University and Sofia Holy Bishopric invite you to the second pilgrimage for 2017 to the Divotino Monastery of the Holy Trinity – one of the oldest cloisters in Sofia Holy Mount. The pilgrimage takes place on Whit Monday (Monday of the Holy Spirit) which is celebrated the day after Pentecost. It is performed in honor of the Divine Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Today the church has a new mural decoration – part of an overall reconstruction of the cloister. There is also a newly built chapel at the entrance of the monastery – the Chapel of the Seventy Apostles. The monastery is a monastic community, well-kept and maintaining full-bodied spiritual life and liturgical worship. The holy place is astonishingly beautiful – another reason as of why it is visited by thousands of Christians.

The pilgrimage starts at 7:30 am from St St Kirik and Julita Church in the town of Bankya. After a prayer, the believers set off on foot to Divotino Monastery of the Holy Trinity and take part in the Divine Liturgy in the temple of the monastery. After that the pilgrims can look around the monastery as well as attend the festive lunch in honor of the Divine Trinity.

The duration of the pilgrimage is an hour and a half, and people of all ages can take part in it.

You can reach the town of Bankya by taking bus №42, bus №49, or bus №48.