Services and Sacraments

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,…

Ordination of the Elder and Abbot Parthenius as Bishop of Antania

For many years, our Father, newly ordained Bishop of Antania, Mr Parthenius! “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain…” (John 15:16) The episcopal ministry is a sublime expression of the apostolic succession and continuation of…

The Nativity of St John the Baptist

Today we celebrate the Great Forerunner, "The greatest among those born from a woman", "the bright sparkle that precedes the Light", "the warrior who announced the coming of the King of all creation", the voice of the Logos and the bright star that shows us the way to the Sun of Justice. He gathered all…

It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos

Raise to Your Lord your God-given hands, in which You carried Jesus Christ, and plead with Him to deliver us from all evil.  She was unnoticeable, insignificant, and became broader than Heaven. She was endlessly patient in Her sorrows, and yet became the joy for all. Felt and called herself a "servant" and became the…

Descent of the Holy Spirit – Pentecost

Today, we unspeakably rejoice as we are celebrating the Feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit; Today, we rejoice, because in a way it’s the “birthday of our Church!” Today, guided by His infinite love for the Son, the Holy Spirit, Who proceeds from the Father, with infinite obedience, hasten to fulfil Son’s desire…