Tag: epiphany
News 19.01.20 | 21:39

“Never North, Always Macedonia” chants heard during the Epiphany ceremony

The defiant chant “Never North, Always Macedonia”, used by opponents of the forced name change of Macedonia, could be heard during the main Epiphany ceremony in Skopje today. Thousands of Skopje citizens were gathered along the Vardar river to observe the blessing of its waters by Archbishop...

Macedonia 19.01.20 | 11:46

Macedonians celebrate Epiphany/Vodici

Orthodox Christians in Macedonia celebrate Epiphany/Vodici today, the feast in honor of Christ’s baptism in the river Jordan. Traditionally, the holiday is marked with priests blessing the waters of lakes and rivers, and throwing the holy cross in them, while faithful hurry to retrieve it. It is...

Macedonia 19.01.19 | 15:53

Kristijan Ninevski retrieves the holy cross in Skopje

Kristijan Ninevski from Skopje retrieved from Vardar River on Saturday the Holy Cross the Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia HH Stefan cast on the waters as part of the Orthodox Epiphany celebration. This is Ninevski’s first time to fish out the crucifix despite participating in the annual Epiphany...

Macedonia 19.01.19 | 13:53

Nine year old Hristijan caught the holy cross in Debar

Nine year old Hristijan Jakovlevski from Debar caught the holy cross during today’s Epiphany celebration. He was one of the three young boys who jumped into the St. Petka church pool to retrieve the cross on the day of Christ’s baptism, which is believed will bring him good luck throughout...

Macedonia 18.01.19 | 12:13

Orthodox faithful prepare for the Epiphany cross ceremony

Across Macedonia, Orthodox Christian faithful are preparing for the Epiphany (Vodici) celebration on Saturday, when men jump into the local rivers and lakes to retrieve the holy cross. Some 140 participants announced they will jump for the cross in Skopje alone, where traditionally Archbishop Stefan...