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The life of father Peter Garena

Author(s): Ivan Mitev
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, History of ideas, Special Historiographies:, Theology and Religion, History of Communism, Post-Communist Transformation, Scientific Life
Published by: Издателска къща "Гутенберг"
Keywords: Biography; Life; Deeds of Garena; Balkan history; Bulgarian history; Documentary
Summary/Abstract: In this article is being discussed the life of Prof, Kamen Garenov, alaso known as Father Peter Garena to his friends. In it are described some of the problems he encountered in life. Often he has been brought to the point of physical survival. After his ordination in 1990 he undertook a number of dangerous missions in lands inhabited by Bulgarians that were outside the borders of the country. Lands such as the Western Outlands (now in Serbia), Bessarabia, the territories around the Sea of Azov and such around Bitolja, among others. Besides being an author of articles and scholar papers and lecturer at Plovdiv Unversity, Father Garena was also an artist, writer and builder. He restored the abandoned church "St. George" in the town of Kurdzhali, himself taking part in the construction, and he frequently used unorthodox methods for helping people to follow the path of their spiritual revival.