Ljutibrod, Bulgaria, February 4, 2022
On February 2, the feast of the Meeting of the Lord, a large luminescent cross overlooking the Bulgarian Cherepish Monastery was solemnly consecrated.
The 16-foot cross was made by students of a local vocational school and erected in the mountains above the monastery late last month on the feast of St. Stephen, in memory of Bozhidar Minov (1946-2020), who originally conceived the idea of a luminescent cross, reports bnr.bg.
Cherepish Monastery, located on the banks of the Iskur River near the village of Ljutibrod, dedicated to the Dormition of the Mother of God, is the largest monastery in the Vratsa Diocese.
The cross was blessed by Abbot Archimandrite Ioanikii. More than 30 lay people were present for the service. They all gathered for a meal following the rite.
In October 2020, a 65-foot metal cross was erected over a northern Kosovo town.