Church History

May 16, 2015

Originally reported on March 2

Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered a large bronze cross during excavations in an Early Christian basilica in the ancient city of Parthicopolis, which is located in today’s southwestern town of Sandanski.

The find is unique because the cross is approximately 1500-years-old – it is dated back to the 5th-6th century AD – but also because of its size, reports Bulgarian TV channel News7.

At 55 cm in length the Early Christian bronze cross discovered in one of the four ancient basilicas in Sandanski known as the Bishop Basilica is the largest of its kind to have ever been dug up in Bulgaria.

The archaeologists conducting the excavations in the basilica in Sandanski, Southwestern Bulgaria, have found two smaller bronze crosses as well.

According to Vladimir Petkov, who is the director of the Sandanski Museum of Archaeology, the large bronze cross was used by the Early Christians of Parthicopolis – they would carry it at the front of religious processions.

Continue reading….

 

May 16, 2015

5th Century Cross Discovered in Early Basilica in Bulgaria

May 16, 2015 Originally reported on March 2 Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered a large bronze cross during excavations in an Early Christian basilica in the ancient city […]
May 16, 2015

Metropolitan Macarius of Moscow on the Particular Judgment and Toll-Houses

May 16, 2015 Metropolitan Macarius of Moscow 1816-1882 “Orthodox Dogmatic Theology” v.II, pp. 526-538 § 249. Reality of the Particular Judgment The doctrine that, upon the death […]
March 27, 2015

Charlemagne and the Western Schism by Vladimir Moss

March 27, 2015  (Source: http://www.orthodoxchristianbooks.com) For centuries, and in spite of the intermittent expression of papist ideas, the Roman Papacy had seen itself as part of the […]
March 24, 2015

Early Bulgarian Basilica To Be Excavated in Long Expected Project

March 24, 2015  (Source: http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com) Originally reported on March. 20 An Early Christian basilica with stunning floor mosaics, also known as the Great Basilica or Bishop’s Basilica, […]