12/02/2020 12/02/2020 SOFIA, Bulgaria – Worshippers gather around candles stuck to jars of honey, arranged as a cross, during mass for the “sanctification of honey” at the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin church in the town of Blagoevgrad, some 100 km (62 miles) south of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Honey and beehives...
12 Φεβρουαρίου, 2020 - 14:43

Worshippers Mark the Day of St. Haralambos, Orthodox Patron Saint of Bee-Keepers (Photos)

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Worshippers Mark the Day of St. Haralambos, Orthodox Patron Saint of Bee-Keepers (Photos)

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Worshippers gather around candles stuck to jars of honey, arranged as a cross, during mass for the “sanctification of honey” at the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin church in the town of Blagoevgrad, some 100 km (62 miles) south of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.

Honey and beehives are sanctified by performing a ritual for health and rich harvest, marking the day of St. Haralambos, Orthodox patron saint of bee-keepers.

 

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