Tag: easter
Macedonia 02.05.21 | 11:22

Archbishop Stefan condemns planned changes to the education system, calls on all Macedonians to register in the census

In his Easter message, Archbishop Stefan of the Macedonian Orthodox Church urged the faithful to register in the on-going census, and condemned the planned education reforms by the left wing Government. A census was announced and then postponed due to the pandemic. Whenever it takes place, we as Macedonians...

Macedonia 02.05.21 | 09:06

Macedonians celebrate Easter

Orthodox Christian Macedonians are celebrating Easter today. The Macedonian church uses the Julian calendar for its religious holidays. Even with the coronavirus restrictions, small groups faithful celebrated in front of churches as the overnight curfew was lifted. The resurrection of Christ is celebrated...

Macedonia 02.05.21 | 08:17

After the Easter break, the overnight curfew is back in effect

The overnight curfew is back in force today, after it was suspended for Easter. Orthodox Christians in Macedonia celebrate Easter according to the Julian calendar and the curfew was suspended so that the faithful can conduct the basic rites. Starting today, the curfew will again begin at 21h and end...

Macedonia 30.04.21 | 14:17

Zaev calls on believers to refrain from visiting churches, send prayers from home

Let’s spend this day, Good Friday, ahead of the greatest Orthodox Christian holiday of the victory of life over death, in family circles at home instead of the temples, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. “Let’s refrain this year as well from visiting churches and monasteries and send prayers...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 09:16

Authorities to decide whether new Covid restrictions will be introduced during the upcoming Easter holidays

The current Covid-19-related restrictions set to end tomorrow, and today the Commission for Infectious Diseases is expected to analyze the epidemiological situation after which it will be decided whether there new restrictions will be introduced during the upcoming Easter holidays. In case of confirmation...

Macedonia 24.04.21 | 13:03

Warm weather predicted for the Easter weekend

Daily highs are about to almost double next week, and reach 29 degrees for the next weekend, when Macedonians celebrate Easter. After a wet and cold week, a marked change in weather will begin on Sunday. Highs will go from the low 20-ies at the start of the week to the high 20-ies by Thursday.

World 04.04.21 | 19:22

Pope Francis condemns conflict during celebration of Easter

Pope Francis celebrated Easter Mass for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and is offering the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing from St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday. Only 200 people were allowed to attend the services because of the anti-coronavirus restrictions and to prevent infection. Before the pandemic,...

Macedonia 20.04.20 | 10:00

Last day of the long Easter lockdown

Monday is the third day of the long Easter lockdown. Citizens across Macedonia were ordered to lock down in their homes on Friday evening and the order only expires on Tuesday morning. This is the second weekend long curfew that was put in place in a row, and this time it was a day longer and meant to...

Macedonia 19.04.20 | 16:38

Nikoloski: Macedonia will win, you will win, we will all win together and better days will come for Macedonia!

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski extended Sunday a video Easter message. Easter is a day for our families, for our loved ones, a day for all of us. Unfortunately, Macedonia is celebrating this Easter in a serious health and economic crisis. I am sure that Macedonia will win, you will win,...

Macedonia 19.04.20 | 16:23

Culev: Let’s be wise and reasonable, compassionate and cooperative for Easter

The Minister of the Interior, Nake Culev extended Sunday a video Easter message. In these extremely difficult times when all of us, not only in our country but also globally, are facing an extremely dangerous challenge that threatens our health, such as the coronavirus pandemic, I would like to address...

Macedonia 19.04.20 | 12:06

Pendarovski: Let Easter serve as a reminder that faith, courage and patience will lead us through this difficult period

President Stevo Pendarovski extended Sunday a video Easter message. Today is the greatest Christian holiday, the Resurrection of Christ, which caries within the powerful message that life always wins. I wish Easter to bring peace, harmony and joy into your homes, sharing them with your loved ones. I...

Macedonia 19.04.20 | 11:43

Easter in lockdown

Orthodox believers celebrate Sunday the greatest Christian holiday, Easter – the Resurrection of Christ, the day when Jesus Christ proved his divine power and rose from the dead. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis and the weekend nationwide lockdown, Easter services will take place without the presence...

Macedonia 19.04.20 | 10:55

Christ is risen! He is truly risen!

Orthodox believers celebrate Sunday the greatest Christian holiday, Easter – the Resurrection of Christ, the day when Jesus Christ proved his divine power and rose from the dead. At midnight, the Christ’s resurrection was heralded in all churches of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. Today Easter...

Macedonia 18.04.20 | 11:20

Pendarovski: Let Christ’s victory over death be inspiration and hope to persevere before the challenge and come out as winners

President Stevo Pendarovski has extended Easter greetings to Pontiff of the Macedonian Orthodox Church-Ohrid Archbishopric, Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia, HH Stefan, and the Orthodox faithful, as well as the United Methodist Church office president Emil Zaev and its followers. Spend the holiday of...

Macedonia 18.04.20 | 10:32

HH Stefan: The Resurrection of Christ reminds us to think about our actions and strive for love, the faithful to pray in their homes and hearts

Pontiff of the Macedonian Orthodox Church-Ohrid Archbishopric, HH Stefan, has extended the Easter message to the Orthodox faithful. The Resurrection of Christ reminds us to think about our actions and strive for a virtuous life and love, which is the greatest force. But it is strong only when it is in...

Macedonia 17.04.20 | 11:10

Mickoski: On Easter, our thoughts are with those fighting the epidemic

Let’s be worthy as men who were shown the way to salvation at these times when our pepole is fighting a deadly virus. Let’s be wise and brave and draw on the battle of Christ, who defeated death, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, in his message congratulating the faithful on the...

Macedonia 17.04.20 | 10:26

Long Easter weekend lockdown begins this afternoon

The longest total coronavirus curfew begins this afternoon, with plans to lock down Macedonian citizens in their homes for 85 hours. The lockdown begins on Friday at 16h and will last through the Easter weekend and Monday, ending only on Tuesday morning. This is the second such weekend lockdown in a...

Macedonia 16.04.20 | 11:00

Churches will hold Easter services without the faithful, Archbishop Stefan and Minister Culev agree

Archbishop Stefan, the head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, met with Interior Minister Nake Culev to discuss the coming Easter holiday. The Archbishop assured Minister Culev that the church will ensure that the faithful celebrate the holiday from home, without mass gatherings that could prove dangerous...

Macedonia 16.04.20 | 10:05

The faithful in Macedonia commemorate Maundy Thursday

Orthodox Christians in Macedonia commemorate Maundy Thursday today, as the start of the Easter holidays. The day marks the last supper, Christ’s betrayal by Judas and his agony in the garden of Gethsemane. The day is traditionally marked in Macedonia with the painting of eggs which will be broken...

Macedonia 15.04.20 | 21:12

Spasovski: No relaxation of curfew rules for Easter

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the Government won’t relax curfew rules for Saturday evening or Sunday, when Macedonians celebrate Easter. Spasovski said that the faithful can use phones and the internet to congratulate Easter to one another. “Our lives depend on the actions...

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