On February 5, 2019, His Eminence, the Varna and Veliko Tarnovo Metropolitan John opened an exhibition in memory of Varna and Preslav Metropolitan Joseph (1900 – 1988) at the City Art Gallery – Varna. It is accompanied by a catalog and will run from 5 to 24 February 2019.
Among the presented works are the marine landscapes of Mario Zhekov, Georgi Velchev, Hristo Kavarnaliev, Peter Franzov, Napoleon Alekov, the beautiful landscapes of Nikola Tanev, Atanas Mihov, Yanko Marinov, Todor Dimitrov, the exceptionally fine and perfect watercolors with flowers by Konstantin Shtarkelov and others. The exhibition includes the portrait of Metropolitan Joseph by Nikola Kozhuharov.
Through these works of art that are bought and collected by Metropolitan Joseph, we understand how important beauty is for man. The spiritual man sees, feels and loves this beauty. He longs for her.
“By celebrating this anniversary, we prayerfully remember his work on the development, validation and prosperity of his entrusted diocese and fellowship” the Bulgarian Metropolitan John noted.
We extend our sincere prayer to the Almighty God to take care of the soul of Metropolitan Joseph of Preslav and to give him the immense great, abundant and eternal beauty that flows into the Kingdom of God!