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Elder Dobri Dobrev of Bulgaria has died
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:40:20 AM »
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The website of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church announced earlier this afternoon that Elder Dobri Dobrev, known around the world for his great love and sacrifice of charity to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and people, has reposed in the Lord. He was 103 years old.

“We regret to report that Dobri Dimitrov Dobrev (Grandpa Dobri), loved by all, reposed in the Lord today,” the message reads. He reposed at the Monastery of St. George in Kremikovtsi, to the northeast of Sofia, according to Wikipedia.

In 2013, Elder Dobri was part of Novinite's Personality in the News poll, and won overwhelmingly, coming first not only in his (Charity) category but also gaining more votes than all other participants combined.

An icon of charity, he came under the spotlight when it was revealed that for years he had walked more than 12.5 miles to reach Sofia from his home in the village of Bailovo to beg for money and then donate it for charity.

After spending years at the entrance of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, with a plastic cup in his hand, he collected about BGN 40,000 ($24,700 today) for the cathedral in Sofia, BGN 10,000 ($12,350 today) for the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Bailovo, and BGN 25,000 ($31,000 today) for the restoration of the Eleshnishki Monastery of the Mother of God located to the east of Sofia, and the local church of the Gorno Kamartsi village.
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Re: Elder Dobri Dobrev of Bulgaria has died
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 02:47:28 PM »
Memory Eternal!
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Re: Elder Dobri Dobrev of Bulgaria has died
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 11:28:43 PM »
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Re: Elder Dobri Dobrev of Bulgaria has died
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 11:29:45 PM »
Memory eternal. Rest in peace.
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Re: Elder Dobri Dobrev of Bulgaria has died
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 04:01:25 PM »
Remarkable to see a true Holy Fool amongst us these days.

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Re: Elder Dobri Dobrev of Bulgaria has died
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 09:00:56 PM »
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Re: Elder Dobri Dobrev of Bulgaria has died
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 09:28:50 AM »
Memory eternal!

He always helped and inspired me in my hard times, a true saint, may he partake in eternal life with the Lord!
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