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18-8 What is the origin of Petkovden (by Peter Yovchev)




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This article is from the Bulgaria FAQ, by Dragomir R. Radev radev@tune.cs.columbia.edu with numerous contributions by others.

18-8 What is the origin of Petkovden (by Peter Yovchev)

(by Peter Yovchev) (This entry is in Bulgarian)
Prep. Paraskeva (Petka) pravoslavnata cqrkva chestva na 14 oktomvri. Tova e
nepodvizhen cqrkoven praznik. Tja e rodena v grad Epivat-Trakija, prez X vek.
Oshte na mladini se obricha v sluzhba na Boga. Naj-silno i povlijali
Evangelskite slova, koito vednqzh chula v hrama: "Ako njakoj iska da vqrvi
sled Mene, da se otkazhe ot sebe si". Celija si zhivot prep. Paraskeva
prekarala v Jordanskata pustinja. Prez 1025 g. netlennite j moshti bili
preneseni v Tqrnovo, a po-kqsno - v gr. JAsh - Rumqnija, kqdeto sa i do dnes.

 

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