"Rila Monastery" Rila by keeper7
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The Rila Monsastery is located in Southwestern Bulgaria, 117 km away from Sofia and 40 km away from Blagoevgrad.
The monk hermit John of Rila who dwelt in a stone cave not far from the monastery’s main complex founded the Rila Monastery in the 10th century. The originator of the Rila foundation, who lived during the reign of the Bulgarian Tsar Peter (927-968), was raised to sainthood by the grateful Christians in sign of homage to his life work. The disciples of John of Rila, who lived at that same time, should also be merited for the creation of the monastery.
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