St Peter, King of Bulgaria.

Commemorated January 30 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

He was the son of Simeon, and a great admirer of St John of Rila. He made the Bulgarian Church independent of Constantinople and defended Orthodoxy in Bulgaria against the Bogomils. He died in 967 at the age of 56, after an unsuccessful war against the Hungarians and Russians.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK





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