Legend of the St. George Victorious monastery – Pomorie

Легенда за Поморийският манастир Св. Георги Победоносец

The monastery in Pomorie is established by Greek setllers durnig 7th century AC.

During the Ottoman invasion it is destroyed. In 17 century Salim Bay settles down and built a farm.  Bay was suffering from incurable disease. According to legend his servant dreamed that miraculous water flowed under the farm.

He did not believe, but a handsome young man on a white horse began to appear to him in a dream – it was St. George. The servant dug up at the place given by the dream and found a marble relief of St. George and springs underneath. Salim Bay was cured of the bad disease by the live giving action of the water.

Annually on May 6, a liturgy and worship is celebrated. There is also a three-day fair in Pomorie.

The current church is built in 1856 on the foundations of the previous temple. Many icons are stored and preserved in it.

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