"St. St. Cyril and Methodius" Church

"St. St. Cyril and Methodius" Church


A true paragon of the church architecture of the II Bulgarian kingdom - "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" rises in the very heart of Sofia. The church was among the first built in the city after the Russo-Turkish war and therefore played an important role in the spiritual and educational life of Bulgarian people in the years after the Liberation.

The early 20th century church was built with the donations of Sofia citizens/Sofianites over the ruins of the former Black Mosque. It was dedicated to the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet - Saints Cyril and Methodius and their students Naum, Clement, Sava, Gorazd and Angelarius.

The temple architecture involves a rare element at the western façade, uncharacteristic for Bulgarian churches - an impressive 1930s clock.
The church actively develops various activities – icon painting and carving schools, Center for Religious Consulting and Studies, youth choir, parish publishing house and others.


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