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Митрополитският храм „Св. Неделя“ в София 1820–1821 г.
The Metropolitan Church of St. Sunday in Sofia 1820–1821

Author(s): Nadya Manolova-Nikolova
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Cultural history, Ethnohistory, Social history, Modern Age, Special Historiographies:, Theology and Religion, 19th Century, Period(s) of Nation Building, The Ottoman Empire, Eastern Orthodoxy, History of Religion
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Sofia; Sofia Bishopric; history of St. Sunday cathedral in the 19th century;

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the history of the 1820–1821 rebuilding of the Orthodox church of St. Sunday, the seat of the Metropolitan in Sofia. The author uses information from the church chronicle as well as from a preserved document of the expenses made in connection with the construction. The analysis of the cost account shows that the construction took place in two stages: from the beginning of August until the end of September 1820 and from mid-November to the spring of 1821. A church was built, which for the most part was wooden. The documents allow the author to track not only the construction but also to highlight the conditions under which it was carried out, as well as to reveal the peculiarities of the very society which undertook the construction. The text of the construction bill is applied at the end of the article.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 130-156
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Bulgarian