Pilgrimage to Lozen Monastery of St. Spas on Ascension Day

Thursday, 17 May 2018

On May 17 - Ascension Thursday (the fortieth day of Easter), Sofia Municipality, the Faculty of Theology at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and the Sofia Holy Bishopric invite you to the first pilgrimage for 2018 to the Lozen Monastery of St. Spas. The monastery is located 5 km southeast of the village of Dolni Lozen in Lozen Mountain under Polovrak peak (1182 m), on a natural terrace with a magnificent view of Sofia Valley. There are several springs with cold mountain water and a thick oak forest near the monastery.

The pilgrimage starts at 7:30 am from Saint George Church in the village of Dolni Lozen. After a prayer, the pilgrims set off on foot to the Monastery of St. Spas where they attend a Divine Liturgy and a blessing of water in the temple of the monastery. The pilgrims visit and pray in the chapel of Sts Constantine and Helena in the village of Lozen.

The pilgrimage lasts an hour and a half and people of all ages can take part in it. You can reach the village of Dolni Lozen by taking bus №5 or bus №7.