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Subject: [OM] Nathan's PAD 22/2/2018: Alexander Nevski cathedral
From: Nathan Wajsman <photo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 20:27:22 +0100
Quoting from Wikipedia:

"The St. Alexander Nevsky <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Alexander_Nevsky> 
Cathedral (Bulgarian <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_language>: 
Храм-паметник "Свети Александър Невски", Hram-pametnik "Sveti Aleksandar 
Nevski") is a Bulgarian Orthodox 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_Orthodox> cathedral in Sofia 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sofia>, the capital of Bulgaria 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria>. Built in Neo-Byzantine style 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Byzantine_style>, it serves as the cathedral 
church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarch_of_Bulgaria> and it is one of the 
largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world, as well as one of Sofia's 
symbols and primary tourist attractions.[1] 
 The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia occupies an area of 3,170 square 
metres (34,100 sq ft) and can hold 10,000 people inside.”

So, during my trip to Sofia this week, the cathedral was high on my list of 
places to visit, and since it was a short walk from my hotel, I went there on 
Thursday afternoon. It is a most impressive church indeed. Five images, serving 
as an appetiser for my gallery from Sofia which will appear during the next few 

The cathedral from the outside:

And inside:

The Last Supper:

My late mother was Russian Orthodox, so whenever I visit such temples, I light 
a candle in her memory—or rather, two candles, one each for my sister and me:

And finally, a silent prayer:

More to come from Sofia—much more.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain
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