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Church Sveta Petka Bulgarian - Rupite
Rupite Village is a picturesque village situated near the town of Petrich. Originally the village was a neighborhood of Petrich. Today Rupite village is one of the most famous and one of the most visited villages in Bulgaria. Near Rupite, just two kilometers away is the famous hill sleeve which is formed from the remains of the inactive volcano. Besides its natural beauties and its mineral springs this heavenly place is known and the phenomenon of all time prophetess Vanga. Here she was raised and lived until his death. During its long life time prophetess has always helped the needy. It has facilitated a childless families to acquire their most dear, the terminally ill in the difficult struggle for life, and hopeless donated by force, light and faith. In 1992 Vanga built a temple-monument "St. Petka Bulgarian." The church was built on an extinct volcano. The choice of location but which is erected the temple is not accidental.
According prophetess spot on which the temple was built of great importance for our understanding the ancient origin, it was a place worthy of its own energy and host of "Sveta Petka Bulgarian." The icons in the church caused controversial reactions. They do not receive the blessing of the Holy Synod, according to which icons are innovative and are at variance with the established vision of the holy images, but ordinary Christians are impressed by the lateral view of the author. Moderstichnite pictographs were painted by the famous artist Professor Svetlin. Before his death, Vanga insisted to be buried near the church. Today, hundreds of believers who attend church do not fail to catch fire and candle at the tomb of the great prophet as a sign of respect and reverence. Near the temple hot springs mineral water, which is highly appreciated by all believers, escaping from various diseases.