Friday 19 January 2018
15 January 2018 - 21 January 2018
Three Holy Hierarchs (Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom); St Peter - Tsar of the Bulgarians
Several saints, who played a crucial role in shaping the Christian doctrine, are commemorated on January 30 - the Three Holy Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. All theological departments and religious academies in the Orthodox world celebrate on January 30. Tsar Peter - the longest ruling Bulgarian monarch and saint, who lived in the time of the First Bulgarian Kingdom, is also commemorated on this day. He and Saint John of Rila are considered to be the greatest Bulgarian saints.