Tag: Paisii of Hilendar


Simeon IIThe history of Bulgaria separates into four periods: First Bulgarian Kingdom (681 – 1018 AD); Second Bulgarian Kingdom (1185 – 1396 AD); Third Bulgarian Kingdom (1878 – 1945), and newest Bulgarian history.

The First Bulgarian Kingdom

Khan Asparuh found the first Bulgarian State in 681 by  as a leader of a union between the Slavs and the Proto-Bulgarians in their struggle against Byzantium. The following period between the 8th and the 10th centuries brought the political rise and territorial expansion. Read more

Cherepish Monastery

Cherepish MonasteryCherepish Monastery, called Virgin Mary’s Assumption has been lying for centuries hidden midst soaring grandiose crags on the right bank of the Iskar River.

The reverent Paisii of Hilendar writes in his “Slav-Bulgarian History” that the Cherepish Monastery has been thoroughly renovated at the end of the 16th century and the early 17th century by the renowned Bulgarian ecclesiastic, builder and painter Pimen Zograf of Sofia. Read more