Tag: easter
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...

Macedonia 14.04.20 | 16:05

Bishop Agatangel urges the faithful to join in the Easter celebrations from home

Bishop Agatangel of Veles called on the on the faithful to celebrate the coming Easter in their homes, by coming out to their balconies and singing. Easter and Epiphany are the most massively celebrated Christian holidays in Macedonia, but a long curfew was declared for the coming weekend that will prevent...

Macedonia 13.04.20 | 17:16

Long Easter curfew goes into effect on Friday evening and will last until Tuesday morning

The Easter curfew will go into effect on Friday afternoon and will last until Tuesday morning. The ban will apply to all citizens who have not received a permit needed to conduct essential business . It will also cover all parks, forests, vacation spots across the country, starting Thursday afternoon....

Macedonia 12.04.20 | 16:02

Filipce says that Macedonia will be placed under an Easter lockdown

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce announced that Macedonia will be placed under a lockdown next weekend too, when the country celebrates Easter under the Julian calendar. Macedonia is currently under a lockdown that began on Friday at 16h and will last until Monday at 5h. There were announcements that...

Macedonia 09.04.20 | 20:42

Bishop Timotej says that the church will be hit hard by the coronavirus quarantine over Easter

The Macedonian Orthodox Church joined in the call for assistance from the state, as it faces empty churches over the Easter holidays, due to the coronavirus epidemic. Bishop Timotej, who is the head of the bishopric of Debar and Kicevo said that the Government mandated quarantine will badly affect the...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 12:00

Easter holiday ends badly for Macedonians returning from Greece with demolished cars

Dozens of families, instead of returning home with nice memories from the Easter weekend, traditionally spent in Greece, say they will remember the holiday for a long time, which ended badly for them because their vehicles were destroyed. The car of a Kavadarci family, which was staying in a hotel in...

Macedonia 28.04.19 | 16:15

Ivanov urges unity in the coming challenges

In his Easter remarks, given while attending service in Ohrid, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov urged unity in facing the coming challenges. I want to see the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia together in the coming year, and overcoming the challenges. Let’s think about what we leave for...

Macedonia 28.04.19 | 09:53

Mickoski, Siljanovska, Pendarovski, joined in the Easter celebrations

Macedonian politicians welcomed the joyful news of Easter, often in their native towns or villages, celebrating with the people in the local churches. VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski joined the large group of worshippers in the Gjorce Petrov in Skopje, along with his family. SDSM presidential...

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