Christmas is coming. This is the time when we feel our souls to be thirsty for love and kindness more than ever. We recognize the need and value the comfort and warmth that give us our home and loved ones. In the spirit of those magical days before Christmas the Orthodox Church celebrates the Day of the Christian family.
The biblical narrative takes us further into the depths of history in the family of St. Anne and St. Joachim, the righteous parents of St. Mary. Even before her birth they gave a promise to God that when Mary turned 3 years they will devote her in to spiritual practice. When this day arrived, with flowers and songs, St. Anne and St. Joachim took Mary solemnly to the Jerusalem temple. The child alone ran up the temple' stairs, where she met the priest Zechariah. St. Anne and St. Joachim rejoiced. The family was blessed to dedicate their little daughter in the service of God.
The orthodox icon put out on this holiday presents the 3 - year-old St. Mary, mounting the steps and entering the temple. This representation of the biblical event aims to inspire the Christians to lead their children in the temple of God, to teach them to pray and strive for better.
The icons' content is a true spiritual guide of the Christian living. They reveal the sacredness of the world and strive for life in harmony. The icon itself is a prayer, and prayer is a conversation with God. By praying we transcend of the earthly doings and become spiritual in our celebration and solemn. So on the day of the Christian family, let us enter the temple and pray in front of the holy icon "Presentation of the Virgin Mary" for the health of our close people and for more good thoughts and deeds. "The kingdom of God is within us" is said in the Scriptures, i.e Virtue is not created outside of us, it just waits for our willingness.
Ivanka Deleva, Curator Department "History", Regional History Museum Burgas
On October 31, 2012 from 13:30 hours in the Natural-History Museum of Burgas (Burgas, 30 K.Fotinov St.) we will mark the International Black Sea Day. Fifth grade children from "St. Knyaz Boris I" School led by Mrs. Metalkova will take part in celebration titled "Inspired by the sea". As children from a city strongly connected with the sea, they will reflect their inspiration in poetry and color. We will write "telegrams to the sea", will draw fishes and sea creatures under the guidance of the art teachers Rosa Boyanova and Vily Koleva.
Special guests and participants with small poems will be the children from Literary Studio "Mythical birds". Further festivity on the subject will be brought by a guest exhibition of the Gallery for kids art De'Art. The exhibition includes paintings of the sea drawn by children from Burgas schools and it will stay on display in the Natural-History Museum until Nov. 15, 2012.
Natural History Department by Regional Historical Museum - Burgas
The club activities include lectures on various biological and ecological topics, film screenings for plants, animals, rocks and minerals, and trips to the nature for study and conservation.
At the end of 2007 an eco-club has been created by the Natural History Department of Regional Historical Museum Burgas in order to attract everyone interested in the Bulgarian nature and its preservation. We called it after the name of our Burgas lake - "Vaya".
Club meetings: every Thursday from 10:00 am and 14:00 pm in the hall of Natural History Museum in Burgas (St. K. Fotinov 30).
There are no age restrictions. The only condition is to love animals and nature, and desire to learn something new.
Natural History Department of RIM Burgas:
Tel. +359 56 843 239 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the third consecutive year, the Regional Historical Museum - Burgas is a partner of the Medical University Plovdiv and participate in the European Researchers' Night. Other partner involved in the Night of the researchers in Burgas is Burgas Free University Burgas.
The focus of the initiative is in line with the European Year for Active Aging and Solidarity between Generations.
On 09/28/2012 16:30, BFU entrance
On 09/28/2012 16:45, BFU entrance
DEMONSTRATION WITH SWORDS
Fencing as a sport for all ages - from 5 to 75. Academy "Vasil Etropolski" will demonstrate the benefits of this active "academic" and "heart" sport for active aging.
On 09/28/2012 17:00, BFU entrance
"INITIATIVE OF AGE"
Presentation of businesses related to the health system and active aging, started by elder people.
On 09/28/2012 17:15, BFU entrance
FORGOTTEN BULGARIAN TRADITION
Presentation of traditions and customs in Burgas Region.
Regional Historical Museum - Burgas with Community center "Prosveta", Lyulyakovo will demonstrate the pre-wedding ritual "Medenik" - preparing a cake, which puts the real beginning of the traditional Bulgarian wedding. Three generations from the village of Lyulyakovo will perform together, manifesting the transmission of traditions and the blending of two families.
On 09/28/2012 18:00, BFU Library
Creative conversation about attitudes to aging in different cultures and eras.
Premier of the documentary "International Study of soaring birds - Burgas 2011" one of the great phenomena of nature - bird migration. The film tells the story of 30-year tradition of transmission among ornithologists whose children are now grown new birds researchers.
Regional Historical Museum - Burgas
Three days film marathon of the Bulgarian environmental cinema.
Screening of films related to the biodiversity of the Southern Black Sea coast and Strandzha Mountain. Introduction of several new films about the Bulgarian nature.
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Natural-History Museum (Burgas, 30 K. Fotinov str.)
September 27 - Endangered species 11:00 - On the trail of the vultures Part 1 - 35 min
Film series dedicated to the conservation of vultures in Bulgaria. 12:00 - On the trail of the vultures part 3 - 30 min 13:00 - International Study on the soaring birds - 21 min 14:00 - Case "Planinski keklik" - 27 min
15:00 - The living swamp
September 28 - BULGARIAN MOUNTAINS AND FORESTS 11:00 - Eastern Rhodopes - 30 min
A film about the magic of the Rhodope Mountains 12:00 - Bulgarian Forest - present, but a future? - 35 min
A sad story about the problems facing the Bulgarian forest. Discussed are 7 different cases of violations: unlawful return of forest land, fires, illegal logging and more. 13:00 - Seasonal migration of herds - 40 min 14:00 - In the eyes of bats - 30 min 15:00 - About the bears and people - 28 min
A film about the study and conservation of the bear population in Bulgaria.
Regional History Museum Burgas would like to thank Alpine Club "Edelweiss", "Union of Hunters and Fishermen in Bulgaria", Federation of nature conservation NGOs Green Balkans, Wildlife Society "Balkans", Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna and the team of International study of soaring birds "Burgas 2011" for providing environmental films.
On September 17, 2012 (Monday), in the days of European cultural heritage, all four museums in Burgas will be open free of admission from 10:00 to 17:00 .
[quote]Every year more than 20 million people enjoy access to thousands of rarely opened sites and unique events as part of [url=http://ec.europa.eu/culture/our-programmes-and-actions/heritage-days/european-heritage-days_en.htm]European Heritage Days[/url], which take place every September in 50 countries across Europe. This locally-led initiative is supported by the European Commission and the Council of Europe.
Launched in 1985, the European Heritage Days have been organised since 1999 as a joint initiative of the European Union and the Council of Europe, in close cooperation with the group of national coordinators.
The 50 signatory states to the European Cultural Convention take part in the European Heritage Days by putting new cultural treasures on view and opening up historic buildings which are normally closed to the public.[/quote]