New-Hieromartyr Bessarion of Smolyan: Martyrdom, Liturgical Service & Akathist
trans. Br. Isaac Lambertsen
Texts prepared for St. Bessarion’s glorification by the True Orthodox Church of Bulgaria 29 July 1999. St. Bessarion was martyred by the Turks near the end of the 17th century, and has long been locally venerated. Reprinted from Living Orthodoxy.