Monday, October 29, 2012

St. Petka of Saddlers

 The church of Saint Petka of the Saddlers, is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Sofia. It is a small building partially dug in the ground, located close to the centre of the modern and antique city.
 It is said that in Ottoman times a christian church could be no taller than a man on a horse. This would be the purpose of the church being partially in the ground.
 The church is made of brick and stone and is mentioned in the 16th century.
The Church was dedicated to St. Petka and 11th century Bulgarian Saint. The church of Saint Petka acquired it's present name due to it being a patron of the saddlers in the Middle Ages, who
 performed their rituals in the church.

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