Monday, May 04, 2015

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Restores Liturgical Commemoration of Czar Simeon II

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, has decided to include a blessing for Simeon Saxe-Coburg as “His Majesty Simeon II, Tsar of the Bulgarians” in public and private worship.

The proposal was made to the Holy Synod by Nikolai, Metropolitan of Plovdiv.

Born in 1937, Saxe-Coburg became king of Bulgaria in 1943 after the sudden death of his father, Boris III.

Because he was a minor, there was a regency of three. On the communist takeover in Bulgaria at the end of World War 2, a “People’s Court” process was initiated which led to thousands of deaths, including the execution of the regents.

Saxe-Coburg and his family went into exile. A referendum in 1946, under communist rule and with Soviet troops still present in Bulgaria, was said officially to have produced a result of 97 per cent in favour of the abolition of the monarchy.

Read the rest here.
See also the announcement on the website of the BOC, which contrary to the English news story is still up.


1 comment:

Mark Citadel said...

Added to my blogroll.

Always good to read well-reaearched output from a fellow Orthodox Reactionary.

God bless, brother.