St. Athanasius Monastery

March 4, 2016

St_Atanasii_1Saint Athanasius Monastery  (Bulgarian: „Свети Атанасий“) is the oldest active monastery in Europe, founded by Athanasius of Alexandria in 344.

It is located close to the village of Zlatna livada , Stara Zagora Region in Bulgaria. A quiet and tranquil place in the middle of the field with a near-by rock chapel in which the Saint is believed to have lived. A saint much revered both in the Roman Catholic and in the Eastern Orthodox Churches.

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