SERVICES:Every Sunday, 9:00AM – Divine Liturgy
at the Serbian Orthodox Church “St Sava”ADDRESS:41 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02140CONTACT:Bulgarian Orthodox Church “St Petka”
Father Rumen Pelovski
Tel: 857-205-4915
980 Main St, Apt: 33
Woburn, MA 01801

[English copy below]

Драги сънародници,

На 16 октомври (неделя) Българската Църква „Света Петка“ в Бостън ще отпразнува за 16та поредна година храмовия си празник, а именно Света Петка Търновска (Петковден е на 14 Октомври).

Заповядайте на Празнична Литургия, която ще започне от 9:00ч. в Сръбската Църква „Свети Сава“. Нека заедно отпразнуваме храмовия празник и почетем една от най-обичаните български светици. След литургията ще има празничен обяд приготвен от Българската Църква.

Адресът е:
Serbian Church “St. Sava”
41 Alewife Brook Parkway,
Cambridge, MA 02140

На същата дата ще се проведе и среща за избиране на ново църковно настоятелство. Моля желаещите да станат настоятели да се свържат с Отец Румен Пеловски на: otecrumen[–at–]svetapetkaboston.org

– Българска Православна Църква “Света Петка”, Гр. Бостън


[English copy]

Dear compatriots,

On October 16th, Sunday, Bulgarian Church Saint Petka in Boston will commemorate, for a 16th consecutive year, its patron Saint Petka Parascheva.

We would like to welcome you to our Divine Liturgy, starting 9:00AM at Saint Sava Serbian Church. Let us celebrate together our Church’s day and honor one of the most beloved Bulgarian saints. After the liturgy there will be a luncheon prepared by the Bulgarian Church.

The address is:
Serbian Church “St. Sava”
41 Alewife Brook Parkway,
Cambridge, MA 02140

At the same event, the church’s Board will elect new board members. If you are interested to become one, please contact Father Rumen Pelovski at: otecrumen[–at–]svetapetkaboston.org

– Bulgarian Orthodox Church Saint Petka, Boston


Saint Petka (aka Petka of Bulgaria) was a female saint of the 10th century.
Legend has it that when she was a child, Petka heard in a church the Lord’s words: “Whoever wants to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” (Mark 8, 34). These words would determine her to give her rich clothes away to the poor and flee to Constantinople. Her parents, who did not support her decision to follow an ascetic, religious life, looked for her in various cities. Petka fled to Chalcedon, and afterwards lived at the church of the Most Holy Theotokos in Heraclea Pontica. She lived an austere life, experiencing visions of the Virgin Mary. Her voyages took her to Jerusalem, wishing to spend the rest of her life there. After seeing Jerusalem, she settled in convent in the river Jordanian desert.
When she was 25, an angel appeared, telling her to return to homeland. She returned to Constantinople, and then when she was 25, lived in the village of Kallikrateia, in the church of the Holy Apostles. She died at the age of 27.