- Posted August 27, 2014 by
Miracles after publication in CNN iReport
Christians in the residential area "Mladost" of the Bulgarian capital Sofia already believe in miracles. The new church "Nativity," which they are building for years entirely with donations, day by day grow before their eyes after the publication in CNN iReport.Thanks to CNN iReport their initiative became world news.
In less than two months after publication of the report "Church replaced barracks in Sofia district" in the CNN iReport , the donations for the church have doubled. August 28 is the date on which at the end of 19th century the Christians in Bulgaria celebrated the Assumption of Virgin Mary . On this date, with a solemn ceremony the domes of the temple will be raised and the first stage of the construction will be completed .
Miracles do not end there. Although not fully completed, the temple "Nativity" already has a cross and two bells with a wonderful history. One of them is with weight of 120 kg, made from Plovdiv's company in 1872, and was donated by Antonio Yolkichev. The other bell was done in the late 19th century for a church in Primorsko. The bell was done in Plovdiv by two brothers Alexievi. In the years of the communist regime the church in Primorsko was destroyed and the 50 kg bell was thrown away. The local fishermen saved the bell. They hung it in the camp, and as a storm was coming, the bell started to ring and called men in the sea to return with their boats to the coast.
Because of the atheism of local officials, the tongue of the bell was ripped. Now, thanks to the mayor's administration in "Mladost", local craftsmen cast a new tongue for the bell. The bell will be ringing again at the end of December for the Christ's Nativity and gather the residents of Sofia district on the first holiday in the new temple