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A sinner can't leave sin by force, only with love!

Christ is risen! In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit! My dear ones, great is the deed of the preachers and teachers of the word of God, and even greater the legacy they have entrusted us with, as their spiritual children, to continue this holy mission. Therefore St. Apostle…

Let's be human and help little Leo

Dear friends, Let's be human and help this little super hero to win the battle and realise the right to careless childhood, the right to normal life ... We appeal to you to join us and support little Leo in this great challenge for him! Leo was born on November 12, 2018. Only 5 days…

Our thirsty Lord

Sermon of Archimandrite Parthenius on the Sunday of the Samaritan woman spoken in the monastery Refectory on 26th May 2019 In the name of Father and Son and the Holy Spirit! My dear ones, today we have heard from the Gospel about a wonderful event, an unusual encounter of our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ…

Memory of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, equal to Apostles

„These two most blessed and God - pleasing men proved to be nothing less than Moses and Aaron.  Endowed by the same God’s Spirit from above, bestowed with a double blessing, they took the people out of the darkest devil’s sea, sank the imaginary Pharaon and destroyed all his power.  Since they armed themselves with…

Keep your Christian faith, don’t leave your forefather’s threshold

My dear ones, first I would like to express my sincere gratitude for inviting me to serve Liturgy in this church, on this very day when we celebrate our holy Father Nickolas, the Archbishop of Myra Lycia and Wonderworker. In fact, on this day we celebrate the memory of the transferring of his relics from…

(Video) The glorious litany – a joy for Struga

It’s been ten years now since the revived Litany of Struga started announcing joy, and it keeps on sending everywhere around our country, as if rays of light, the blessing of St. George. It gives the faithful who come to this amazing spiritual event in greater and greater numbers with each year, the renewed blaze…

(video) Three monastic tonsures at the monastery feast in Rajchica

While celebrating the Holiday of all holidays which came to us as a spiritual spring  and a lavish source of grace - the bright and glorious Resurrection of the One Who is the Path, the Truth and the Life Itself – we also rejoice over the renowned Great Martyr who followed that Path, Truth and…

Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra (+ May 9th, 2019) on the Lord's Resurrection

Today, May 9th, 2019, Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra reposed in the Lord. He was a grace-filled preacher and spiritual guide to many throughout the world.  "Fr Aimilianos was born in 1934, and as a priest and theologian he attracted a following of like-minded men and women, some of whom later joined him in renewing one…

Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2019

  + B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: May the Grace, Peace and Mercy of Christ Risen in Glory be with you All Venerable brothers and beloved children in the Lord, Having run the…

Video for Easter at the Bigorski Monastery

Somewhat before midnight, with a spiritual tremor we stand in the silent dim light of the Divine home, expecting for the Holy Light to break the darkness. The human nature is renewed, resurrected; the death is defeated. The Holy Fire brings a new, heavenly radiance in the church. Come ye, receive the light from the…

Video for Good Friday - The Passion of Christ

The Apostle of love, St John, wrote a new history for the world. Not the history of vices and death, but rather the one of real life, saying: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God because of love for us, people, incarnated and came to Earth, because of…

Time schedule for the Divine services of Passion Week

April 20th – SATURDAY OF LAZARUS 06:30 A.M. – Mattins and Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 16:00 P.M. – Small Vespers 20:00 P.M. – Vigil (Vespers, Mattins, First Hour)   April 21th – PALM SUNDAY 07:30 A.M. – Third and Sixth Hour, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 16:00 P.M. – Ninth Hour, Vespers 21:00 P.M.…

Clean Wednesday – A three-day restraint

While fasting with the body, brethren, let us also fast in spirit. Let us loose every bond of iniquity; let us undo the knots of every contract made by violence; let us tear up all unjust agreements; let us give bread to the hungry and welcome to our house the poor who have no roof…

“This is the holy and Great Lent“ - a new video for the first Lenten song

This past period one more video was made at the Bigorski Monastery, this time for the first Lenten song (carol) titled “This is the holy and Great Lent”. Its purpose was to invite all the faithful to take part in the salvational Lenten days. Namely, one should know that the richness of the Byzantine music…

Clean Tuesday

Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be…

Clean Monday

Let us observe a fast acceptable and pleasing to the Lord. True fasting is to put away all evil, to control the tongue, to forbear from anger, to abstain from lust, slander, falsehood and perjury. If we renounce these things, then is our fasting true and acceptable to God.   This is the time of…

The emotional Vespers of Forgiveness

Let us all make haste to humble the flesh by abstinence, as we set out upon the God-given course of the holy Fast; and with prayers and tears let us seek our Lord and Saviour. Laying aside all memories of evil, let us cry aloud: We have sinned against Thee, Christ our King; save us…

The Lent and the forgiveness - endeavors of Christian love

Sermon of his Beatitude, Archimandrite Parthenius, uttered during the touching Vespers of forgiveness My dear ones, let us thank God for bringing us here, in this sacred time of the Great Lent, when He opens wide the doors of mercy for us. In the prayers for blessing of the Lenten period, that we have just…

The blessing descended by St. Parthenius’ prayers consecrated the foundations for the new hospices

The commune prayer towards St. Parthenius of Lampsacus attracted his blessing the next day too, when the festivity reached its peak with the festive Divine Liturgy headed by His Eminence, the Metropolitan of Debar and Kichevo Mr. Timothy and co-celebrated by the Metropolitan of Tetovo and Gostivar, Joseph, and the numerous clergy.  This large liturgical…

Compassion is the way of Christ

Sermon of His Beatitude, Archimandrite Parthenius, uttered on the Vespers celebration of St. Parthenius of Lampsacus Iam truly touched, and I do not know which words to use. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for the great love, which I can feel from all of you. But I find myself totally unworthy…