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Macedonia 24.05.22 | 14:17

Mickoski welcomes the recognition of the Macedonian church, says it preserved Macedonian national identity

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski welcomed the decision of the Serbian Orthodox Church to accept the full independence of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. The decision was announced by Serbian Patriarch Porfirij during his service with Macedonian Archbishop Stefan in Skopje, on the day when the...

Macedonia 20.05.22 | 20:34

Serbian Patriarch Porfirij will come to Skopje for a joint service with Archbishop Stefan

Following the reconciliation mass in Belgrade, Serbian Patriarch Porfirij is set to come to Skopje, for a service with Macedonian Archbishop Stefan in the St. Clement of Ohrid cathedral, scheduled for May 23rd and 24th. Porfirij will be accompanied by bishops from the Serbian Orthodox Church. The Macedonian...

Macedonia 20.05.22 | 15:04

Mickoski asks for unity as the Macedonian church negotiates a settlement with the Serbian church

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on the public to be patient to see how negotiations between the Macedonian and Serbian churches develop. The churches have formally reconciled their decades long schism, but have yet to determine their future relationship – Macedonia demands full independence...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 11:21

Holy Synod of the Macedonian church meets to discuss the Serbian offer of autonomy

The Macedonian Orthodox Church announced that it will hold a meeting of its Holy Synod today, to discuss the fast developing situation around its position in the Orthodox world. MOC scored a major victory with the acknowledgement from the Ecumenical Patriarch that the Macedonian church is not in schism...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 14:23

Serbian church welcomed return of the Macedonian church to canonical unity, but did not offer full independence

The Serbian Orthodox Church today responded to the initiative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with relation to the Macedonian Orthodox Church by welcoming its return to canonical unity with other Orthodox churches, but stopped short of granting MOC independence. Instead, the SOC offered “broadest...

Macedonia 14.05.22 | 22:07

Serbian Orthodox Church expected to recognize the Macedonian Orthodox Church tomorrow

The Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church will meet tomorrow to discuss the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarch to acknowledge the Macedonian church as part of the Orthodox churches. It’s expected that the Serbian church, which has insisted for decades that the Macedonian Orthodox Church must return...

Macedonia 07.05.22 | 21:14

Bulgaria is preparing a new historic dispute over two 19th century religious scholars

Bulgarian historians are opening new fronts in the historic dispute with Macedonia, this time over two 19 century religious scholars. Kiril Pejcinovic i Joakim Krcovski were active in Tetovo and Kriva Palanka, respectively, and wrote popular religious texts. The Macedonian Orthodox Chruch canonised Pejcinovic...

Macedonia 01.04.22 | 12:48

Macedonian Orthodox Church says it considers the census results as invalid

The Macedonian Orthodox Church announced that it does not trust the outcome of the census, which is marred by numerous irregularities. One of the issues, on top of the massive boycott by ethnic Macedonians in the diaspora and in the country, is the decision to use two categories for Orthodox Christians...

Macedonia 03.01.22 | 16:33

Archbishop Stefan calls for extreme caution in the negotiations with Bulgaria: “We can’t give up what is ours”

The Macedonian nation, state and church face numerous trials and need to be extra careful while resolving the issues imposed on us, said Archbishop Stefan, the head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, in his Christmas message to the faithful. In a message clearly aimed at the growing dispute with Bulgaria,...

Macedonia 17.11.21 | 10:03

Serbian Bishop warns they could sever ties with the Patriarch of Istanbul if he recognizes the Macedonian church

Serbian bishop Antonij warned that the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) will sever ties with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew if he recognizes the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC). Serbia is waging a decades long push to prevent the international recognition of the Macedonian church, which it wants...

Macedonia 28.04.21 | 21:56

Archbishop Stefan condemns proposed changes to public education as imposing radical minority views on the majority

Archbishop Stefan of the Macedonian Orthodox Church condemned the proposal by the Education Ministry to make school books digital only, and to abolish history as a stand-alone class in elementary schools. The proposals have caused controversy as they come at a time when the Zaev regime is working to...

Macedonia 11.04.21 | 22:52

Two key bishops of the Macedonian church are treated from Covid-19

Bishops Petar and Agatangel of the Macedonian Orthodox Church are being treated at the Acibadem Sistina clinic in Skopje with Covid-19. Bishop Petar of Bitola confirmed the news in a conversation with Sitel TV, revealing that he has been hospitalized for 20 days now and expects to be discharged soon. Bishop...

Macedonia 27.07.20 | 15:08

Archbishop Stefan condemns the conversion of Hagia Sophia

Archbishop Stefan, the head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, condemned the decision by Turkey to convert the Hagia Sophia cathedral into a mosque again. We share the concern of all Chistendom at the decision to change the status of the temple dedicated to God’s Wisdom – Hagia – Sophia,...

Macedonia 08.05.20 | 18:14

Filipce demands accountability from the church for its St. George procession, asks the Reis to keep the mosques closed

The Macedonian Orthodox Church (MPC) and the Islamic Community of Macedonia (IVZ) are on collision path with the Government after the St. George’s Day procession in Struga and after IVZ’s announcement it will re-open the mosques for the remainder of the month of Ramadan. Healthcare Minister...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 17:23

Macedonian Orthodox Church rejects Mayor Silegov’s proposal to move the date when it celebrates Christmas

The Macedonian Orthodox Church rejected the proposal from Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov to switch to the Gregorian calender when it comes to celebrating Christmas. Most Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar – on January 7th, while some, like Greece, joined the Western...

Macedonia 05.11.19 | 17:10

Following allegations that a powerful cleric was involved in racketeering, Bishop Timotej says that the church is not above the law

Bishop Timotej, who is the spokesman of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, told the Lider news site that none of the MOC bishops are above the law, when asked about reports that a powerful cleric was involved in the Racket 2 scandal. In order to avoid “dark scenario”, affected party in “Racket...

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