New Rila Monastery's Hegumen to be Ordained in a Special Ceremony
- New Rila Monastery's Hegumen to be Ordained in a Special Ceremony
20 November 2005 | 08:44 | FOCUS News Agency
Blagoevgrad. The new hegumen of Rila Monastery will be ordained today
at 10 a.m. in Rila Monastery. The new hegumen was chosen at a meeting
of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
At a meeting on November 17th, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian
Orthodox Church chose a new hegumen of Rila Monastery. The Holy Synod
decided to make the current dean of the Plovdiv Seminary the Right
Reverend Bishop of Adrianopol Evlogi. Archimandrite Sergii of Shipka
Monastery became the new dean of Plovdiv Seminary.
The non-clerical name of Bishop Evlogi is Bozhidar Stoyanov
Stamboldzhiev. He is born on June 16th 1954 in Sofia. He graduates
from St. Kliment Ohridski's Seminary in 1979. He takes his monastic
vows in Rila Monastery immediately after graduation and becomes
Bishop of Adrianopol Evlogii.