Nationwide Prayer for Prosperity Starts in BulgariaSociety | April 5, 2013, Friday // 09:39| views
Prayers for peace, health and prosperity will be held on Sunday in all temples of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. File photo
Bulgaria starts Friday three days of nationwide prayer for peace, health and prosperity on the initiative of President, Rosen Plevneliev.
The move intends to curb wide-spread despair and the recent surge in suicides in the country.
Plevneliev met Thursday with representatives of several major religious communities in Bulgaria – Orthodox Christians, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Evangelists and members of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
All religious officials expressed their support for the prayer initiative.
The President stressed faith prevented the extinction of the nation over the ages and is much needed now so that Bulgarians can find belief in their own strength and optimism for the future.
Prayers will be held Friday in all mosques across the country and in the Synagogue in the capital Sofia.
The Armenian Church is holding prayers Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Prayers will be held on Sunday in all temples of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and of the Protestant Alliance.