Feel the so-called Royal Monastery

Monday, 17 June 2019

The Holy Trinity Pilgrimage is awaiting you on June 17, 2019

On June 17, 2019 Sofia Municipality, the Theological Faculty of Sofia University and Sofia Holy Bishopric invite you to the second pilgrimage for 2019 - to the Divotino Monastery of the Holy Trinity – one of the oldest cloisters in Sofia Holy Mount. God’s love and hospitality, beautiful nature and a chapel from the Ottoman period await you in the skirts of Lyulin Mountain! The monastery is a monastic community, well-kept and maintaining full-bodied spiritual life and liturgical worship. The temple 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 holy place is astonishingly beautiful – another reason as of why it is visited by thousands of Christians.

The pilgrimage takes place on Whit Monday (Monday of the Holy Spirit) which is celebrated on the day after Pentecost. It is held in honor of the Holy Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 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 (4 km away) and attend the Divine Liturgy and a blessing of water 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 Holy Trinity.

It takes an hour and a half to reach the Monastery and people of all ages can take part in the pilgrimage. You can reach the town of Bankya by taking bus №42, bus №49 or bus №48.