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Vespers in memory of the Great Founder of the Bigorski Monastery

With an angelic-like celebration and heavenly glory, as if in the heights of paradise, our sanctuary celebrated the Feast of the greatest among the Prophets, the Voice of the Word of God, who lived for the love and glory of Christ - Saint John the Forerunner. It participated in the great joy of the one…

The 1000 years old Bigorski Monastery celebrates its patron Saint

Bright and graceful is, my dear pious Christians, this festive congregation of ours that has gathered us today to celebrate. It is celebrated as light, because it radiates with the name of the one that we honour now, since he is called the beacon of light. Indeed, it is not only a beacon that showers…

An appeal against the Internet abuse

A sermon of His Reverence, the Bishop of Antania and Abbot of the Bigorski Monastery, Mr Parthenius, delivered at the Vespers of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist on Friday, September 10th 2020 Year of our Lord Dear God-fearing and pious fathers, Venerable brothers, monks of this Holy Monastery, Honoured fathers of the brotherly…

Soon a new documentary film titled "A 1000 years witness of the Light"

With the blessing of the Abbot of the Bigorski Monastery, the Bishop of Antania Parthenious, on the occasion of the 1000-year jubilee since the foundation of our ten centuries old Monastery and spiritual lighthouse, a professional team headed by the director Elijah Iko Karov have been preparing a documentary in the past two and a…

In honour of the Independence Day

Bigorski Monastery "St John the Baptist" What the oxygen for the body is, that is the liberty for the human soul. The more self-awareness a nation has, the more it cherishes its freedom. (Iv. S) September 8th, 1991 proclaimed to the entire world the truth that Macedonia is worthy of the gift of freedom and…

The book titled "The Eternal Lighthouse" by PhD Vera S Antich promoted in honour of the 1000 year jubilee of Bigorski

Today, the Bigorski Monastery witnessed another joyful event – the promotion of the latest book by PhD. Vera S. Antich, called “The Eternal Lighthouse”. The book reflects the wonderful long-term cooperation of our Elder and Abbot, Bishop Parthenius, the monks and nuns, and the internationally renowned Slavic writer, a close friend of the Monastery, PhD.…

Scientific conference in honour of the 1000th anniversary of Bigorski has concluded

The First Rekan scientific conference, Following the footsteps of Dicho Zograf The scientific conference entitled: Following the footsteps of Dicho Zograf which was dedicated to the great jubilee - 1000 years since the foundation of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, and began on Monday, September 1st, today reached its ceremonial conclusion. The participants were greeted and…

Scientific conference in honour of the 1000th anniversary of Bigorski Monastery

These days, with the blessings of the Debar - Kichevo Metropolitan Mr Timothy, as well as on the initiative and with the blessing of our Elder and Abbot, Bishop Parthenius, assisted by the organization and cooperation of PhD. Mr Sasho Cvetkovski, the Bigorski Monastery will host its First Scientific Conference, entitled: Following the footsteps of…

The Dormition of Teotokos

Today when the Holiest Theotokos closed her physical eyes, she opened the eyes of her heart for our sake, as if some brightest and greatest lighthouses which shine upon us and look with kindness to God, begging mercy for the salvation of the world. Today when her God-driven mouth seized to speak the human word,…

Through Theotokos, we became relatives of God

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius, Elder and Abbot of the Bigorski Monastery on the feast of the Dormition of Theotokos, delivered before the beginning of the all-night vigil on August 27th, 2020 AD Bishop Parthenius, Abbot of Bigorski Let us be grateful tonight, my dear ones, to our Most Holy Theotokos, who even in…

A thousand pilgrims for the Liturgy on the Krchin Peak in honour of the 1000-year jubilee of Bigorski

Fifth annual Liturgy on top of the Krchin Peak (2341 MSL) The Divine Grace of the Tabor uncreated light experienced at the place where heaven and earth meet is an especial gift from above. Man and creation become close with their Creator, they unite with the One who influences the hearts and touches them in…

"Lord, it is good for us to be here"

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius of Antania, Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered at the Vespers on the feast of the Transfiguration at the Prechista monastery on August 18th, 2020 AD Let us be grateful to God, my dear ones, for he has made us worthy of celebrating the Eve of this great…

The Two Spiritual States of Man

Sermon of His Eminence Bishop of Antania, Parthenius, Elder and Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, for the tenth week after Pentecost, delivered after the Holy Gospel reading at "St George the Triumphant" church in Rajcica, on August 16th, 2020. My dear ones, today's Holy Gospel teaches us about the miracle our Saviour and Lord…

Twenty-five years since the monasticism of our Elder Parthenius

For many years to come, our Bishop Parthenius, our father in Christ! Twenty-five years ago, on the 5th of August 1995, at the Evening Vespers in honour of the Holy Martyr Christina of Tyre, in the glorious temple of the Venerable Forerunner in the Holy Bigorski Monastery, our Elder, Abbot and Bishop, His Eminence, Bishop…

Only the one who has succeeded in defeating himself can truly rule

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius, Elder and Abbot of the Bigorski Monastery spoken at the act of Doxology on the Feast of the Holy Prophet Elijah, and the National Holiday, the heroic Ilinden Uprising, on the 2nd of August 2020 May it be on many years to come to the Feast of the Holy…

A righteous life is the fruit of a righteous belief

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius of Antania, Elder and Abbot of the Bigorski Monastery, delivered on the Feast of St Elijah, and the Day of the Republic, during the Holy Liturgy at the Church "St. George the Triumphant” in Lazaropole village May the memory of the Holy and glorious prophet Elijah - the great…

Official Statement of our Archbishop on the conversion of St. Sophia of Constantinople

Archbishop Mr Stephen On behalf of the Macedonian Orthodox Church – Ohrid Archbishopric, His Beatitude Mr Stephen sent a letter of compassion and support to His Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. In the letter, he expressed his deep concern, shared with the whole Christian world, about the decision to convert into a…

The First Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of the new Bishop Mr Parthenius at the Bigorski Monastery

O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vineyard which thy right hand hath planted The sacred Feast of the Holy Supreme Apostles Peter and Paul, which has always been celebrated ceremoniously and with great respect by the brothers of the Bigorski Monastery, this year for the first time, it…

Bigorski welcomed its Elder, shepherd and Bishop

The outburst of joy which followed the ceremony in Ohrid complemented the celebration of the Bigorski monastery, which welcomed back its Abbot and pastor, but this time as a bearer of Hierarchical dignity. The joyful looks of the brothers and sisters radiated with love before the solemn appearance of the Bishop of Antania Mr Parthenius,…

To be a Bishop it means to be the first in serving others

The Formal address of His Reverence, the Bishop of Antania Mr Parthenius, Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered at his ordination at St Sophia cathedral church in Ohrid, on the day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, July 12th 2020 Your Beatitude, Honourable Members of the Government, Your High Reverence, Your Reverence, Honourable…