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Church of St Petka of the Saddlers
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Church of St Petka of the Saddlers

The Church of St Petka of the Saddlers (Църква „Света Петка Самарджийска“) is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church is an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Church with some 6. ... Official website: sofia. ...


It is a small one-naved building partially dug into the ground located in the very centre of both the modern and the antique city, in the TZUM subway. The church features a semi-cylindrical vault, a hemispherical apse, and a crypt discovered during excavations after the Second World War. The walls are 1 m thick and made from brick and stone. The word hemisphere literally means half sphere or half ball; when used in the singular form, it refers to one of the halves of a spherical object. ... This article is about an architectural feature; for the astronomical term see apsis. ... Crypt is also a commonly used name of water trumpets, aquatic plants. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The metre, or meter, is a measure of length. ...


The church was first mentioned in the 16th century and was constructed at the place of a former Roman religious building. It is today a monument of culture known for its mural paintings from the 14th, 15th century, 17th and 19th century depicting biblical scenes. (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... (Redirected from 15th) 15 (fifteen) is the natural number following 14 and preceding 16. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The church is dedicated to St Petka, an 11th century Bulgarian saint. The Church of Saint Petka acquired its present name due to it being a patron of the saddlers in the Middle Ages, who performed their rituals in the church. Saint Petca Parasceva was born in the town of Epibata on the shore of the Sea of Marmara, near the imperial city of Constantinople. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...


According to one theory, Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski is buried in the church. The theory was supported by the noted research worker of Levski Nikolay Haytov and to an extent backed by the 1956 excavations that discovered several skeletons in the crypt, as well as by press reports from 1937 retelling the stories of those who carried out the burial. The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Archaeology, however, does not support the view, which led to a harsh controversy in the 1980s that did not end with a conclusive decision. Sir Galahad, a hero of Arthurian legend In many myths and folk tales, a hero is a man or woman (the latter often called a heroine), traditionally the protagonist of a story, legend or saga, commonly possessed of abilities or character far greater than that of a typical person, which... Vasil Levski (Bulgarian: Васил Левски, also transliterated as Vassil Levski), born Vasil Ivanov Kunchev (Васил Иванов Кунчев) was a Bulgarian revolutionary, ideologist, strategist and theoretician of the Bulgarian national revolution and leader of the struggle for liberation from Ottoman rule. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (abbreviated BAS, in Bulgarian: Balgarska akademia na naukite, abbreviated BAN) is the National Academy of Bulgaria, established in 1869. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ...


 
 

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