• Archimandrite Nicanor (Mishcoff)

    Archimandrite Nicanor (Mishcoff)

    Abbot of Tsarnogorsky Monastery "Holy Wonderworkers Kosma and Damian"

    Archimandrite Nicanor (Mishcoff) was born in 1975 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 1999, he graduated from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia with a degree in International Economic Relationships. Following his academic pursuits, he served in the Bulgarian Army at the Headquarters of the First Army Corps in 2000. From 2000 to 2002, he worked as a financial analyst, focusing on the US capital markets and trading at Nasdaq. In 2003, he embarked on a spiritual journey, becoming a novice at the Tsarnogorsky monastery "Holy Wonderworkers Kosma and Damian" near Pernik. A year later, in 2004, he was tonsured with the small schema and given the monastic name Nicanor, after the apostle. In 2008, he was ordained as a hierodeacon and hieromonk by Bishop John (now Metropolitan of Varna). Since 2010, he has been a member of the Synodical work-group on European programs. In 2015, he was tonsured with the great schema and received the name Nicanor of Zavurda. As of April 2016, he serves as the abbot of the Tsarnogorsky monastery. In May 2017, he was honored with the title of archimandrite personally by the late Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit, making him the only monk to receive this distinction from the late Patriarch himself. In July 2022, he completed his Master's degree in Theology at the Faculty of Aristotelis University of Thessaloniki, Greece, focusing on "Ecclesiastical governance of Bulgaria 870-1870."

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