Today’s great Macedonian holiday, “St. Clement of Ohrid”, the celebration of the Macedonian saint, our greatest educator and teacher, one of the students of Saints Cyril and Methodius who participated in the Moravian mission – is also celebrated in Bulgaria but as a day of Bulgarian educator.

After the death of St. Methodius he was expelled from Pannonia by the Germans and sought refuge in what was then Bulgaria. The Orthodox Church celebrates the great Bulgarian clergyman and educator St. Clement, Archbishop of Ohrid. On that occasion, in all dioceses of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church a festive holy liturgy is served…, this is how the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the celebration of, as they say, “the great holiday of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church”.

The Macedonian-Bulgarian Joint Commission reached an agreement for joint celebration of the jubilee anniversaries of St. Clement of Ohrid, although it was never revealed what exactly that means and what it should look like. Hence, it is unclear why after the announcement of the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry over the celebration of the “Bulgarian educator St. “Clement…” the Macedonian Government and the joint commission are silent, writes “Skopsko Eho”.