Services and Sacraments

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…

The heavenly intercessor of the Bigorski Elder – great feast for the Monastery

The celebration of St. Parthenius, the Wonderworker of Lampsacus, is a great festivity for the Bigorski monastery. Almost 30 years ago, this glorious lighthouse of the Church, the Bishop of Christ Parthenius blessed, through the mouth of the most respected Metropolitan Timothy, our beloved Elder, dignifying him with the honour to carry his holy name.…

The Nativity of Christ

The heavenly choir, who celebrates in a worthy manner the moment of our salvation and blesses the day predetermined for our inexplicable joy in this glorious day-night cycle, was accompanied by the Bigorski monastery, which joined with love this wonderful doxology. Earth joined Heaven in this festive rejoicing and celebrates with glorious chants the newly…

The Christmas Eve Royal Hours

Today is born of the Virgin Him Who holdest all creation in the hollow of His hand. He Whose essence is untouchable is wrapped in swaddling clothes as a babe. The God Who from of old established the heavens lieth in a manger. He Who showered the people with manna in the wilderness feedeth on…

A whole night praise to the angelical voice of the Church

Come ye faithful let’s celebrate the Mother of God’s honorable Protection, because she mercifully spread her hands to her Son and the whole world got covered in her intercession. Therefore let us rejoice and sing with our lips and heart, chants and spiritual hymns together will all who come to her. (From the Intercession of…

(Video) Monastic tonsure in the Precista Monastery

Is there anyone who loves God more than the One, whose Birth we celebrate today? But is there someone who has been beloved by God more than she is? What other divine creature is more pure than Her, or equal to Her, or even slightly close to Her? The Most Pure Mother of God, the…