Services and Sacraments

The Feast of Saint Nicholas – Joy for the Bigorski Monastery

Everything under the sun speaks about your miracles and the depth of your virtues, Nicholas the thrice-blessed, advocate of the poor; breadwinner of the orphans and widows; guide to the blind and defender of all. The Holy Scriptures testify that blessed is the memory of the righteous and the long practice of Christ’s Church confirms…

The Feast of St. Clement at the Bigorski Monastery

It’s a great but also bold act to speak and write about the renowned wonderworker of Ohrid, the Equal-to-Apostles St. Clement, because we’re required to thoroughly plunge into his holy life and dive down the immense depths of his theology. However, all of us, just like children, though unworthy, rejoice that God has entrusted us…

Feast of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer

Oh, great warrior and martyr of Christ, look at the Orthodox people seeking for your help! Pour on us the ointment of your courage so we can defeat the proud enemy who lures us with his deception, so that we may freely embrace Christ in the Holy Spirit and Truth. Rejoice, our Holy Great Martyr…

The Bigorski Monastery 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…