BOC Rejects Macedonian Church Invitation for Observation of Jubilee

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The Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has not accepted the invitation of Macedonian Archbishop H.H. Stefan for observing the 1,000th anniversary of the MOC-OA. The central ceremony slated for 27-28 May in Ohrid will not see the participation of Bulgarian church representatives after the BOC Synod declined the invitation with 8 votes against and 5 votes in favour. “The central ceremony will be held on 27 May in St Sofia cathedral church with formal academy under the sponsorship of the President of Macedonia with formal addresses by state and church leaders,” Head of the Committee for relations with the religious communities and groups Darijan Sotirovski stated.