Bulgarian Orthodox Church
(769 words)

From 1393 to 1870, the Orthodox Christians between the Danube and the Rhodopes, Lake Ohrid and the Black Sea, had no national church organization: after the Ottoman conquest of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1393), the patriarchate of Târnovo lost its autocephaly (i.e. its status as an autonomous Orthodox church) and was under the jurisdiction (ecclesiastical supervision) of the patriach of Constantinople until 1870. After the investituture of Gennadius Scholarius (January 6, 1454), the patriarch exercised not only ecclesiastical bu…

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Illert, Martin, “Bulgarian Orthodox Church”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 23 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_017875>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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