There are three places in the Divine Litugy where there are usually prayers for the sovereign: in the Great Litany, in the Litany of Fervent Supplication, and after the Great Entrance.
The President of Bulgaria, Rossen Plevneliev, has called on the Holy Synod to re-consider its decision.
On May 2 the Patriarch of Bulgaria presented Tsar Simeon II with the Medal of Saint Ivan Rilski, the highest honour of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
Decree of the Holy Synod
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