Services and Sacraments

Bigorski celebrates its 1000th anniversary

The Holy Bigorski Monastery, the icon of Christ’s light – celebrates its 1000 year jubilee! The divine wisdom and providence arranged today for our generation to be the witness of a truly rare historical event. Today the Holy Bigorski Monastery, the spiritual summit of our nation, the heart of our spirituality, the centuries-old lighthouse which…

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…

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,…

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…

(Video) For many years to come, Bishop of our hearts!

Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, and let thy saints shout for joy. The wise Providence of God, Who governs and brings all things towards the salvation of humankind, exhibited once more on this day His magnificent philanthropy. The ancient and breathtaking temple of the Wisdom of God, the cathedral church of Ohrid’s Archbishops,…