Joseph I of Bulgaria

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His Holiness
Joseph I
Bulgarian Exarch and Metropolitan of Lovech
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Church Bulgarian Orthodox Church (Bulgarian Exarchate)
See Constantinople
Installed 24 April 1877
Term ended 20 June 1915
Predecessor Anthim I
Successor Parthenius
Personal details
Birth name Lazar Yovchev
Born (1840-05-05)May 5, 1840
Kalofer, Ottoman Empire
Died June 20, 1915(1915-06-20) (aged 75)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Buried St. Nedelya Church, Sofia
Nationality Bulgarian
Denomination Eastern Orthodox Church
Residence Constantinople, Ottoman Empire

Exarch Joseph I (also known as Iosif I, secular name Lazar Yovchev, Bulgarian: Лазар Йовчев; 1840, Kalofer, central Bulgaria – 1915, Sofia), was a Bulgarian Exarch from 1877 to 1915.

His grave, marked by a white cross and a bed of flowers, is located just outside the western wall of St Nedelya Church in Sofia.