SERBIAN CHURCH MUST TAKE LEAD IN RESOLVING ISSUE OF MACEDONIAN CHURCH—MET. HILARION

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Orthochristian.com - 1/2/18 Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, recently addressed the ongoing issue of the non-canonical status of the Macedonian Orthodox Church in an interview with the “Church Television” ministry of the Serbian Orthodox Church, emphasizing the importance of the role of the Serbian Church. Finding a ...

BULGARIAN PATRIARCH NEOFIT: WE HAVE CONSENSUS ON MAJOR ISSUES OF FUTURE OF MACEDONIAN CHURCH

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Orthochristian.com - 29/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria recently expressed hope for the future of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, stating that there is a consensus on the main issues for moving forward in the future. His statement came in response to a question of what to expect in the near future regarding the rapprochement between the ...

Macedonian Orthodox Holy Synod Request Bulgarian Patriarchate for Recognition

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Kisha D Dorado (Delegate of Belgrade, Serbia, and all Balkans) – OCP News Service – 20/11/17 Skopje-Macedonia: Several sources from Macedonia says that the Holy Synod of the unrecognized Macedonian Orthodox Church has requested Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarchate to be their mother church in case they are granted autocephalous status. The Holy Synod has requested to restore recognition, communion, ...

BISHOP TIKHON (SHEVKUNOV) MEETS WITH PRESIDENT OF MACEDONIA

Pravoslavie.ru - 6/10/16 On October 3 Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) of Yegoryevsk, Vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with the President of the Republic of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov, reports the Makfax independent Macedonian news agency. During the meeting they exchanged views on the present state of relations between the Macedonian Orthodox Church which is unrecognized ...

Macedonian Orthodox Church Fire in Sydney Leaves Several Injured

www.sputniknews.com - 5/2/16 Macedonian Orthodox Church in Sydney fire eruption injures several people, New South Wales Fire and Rescue Commissioner Greg Mullins said Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Several people were injured as fire engulfed the Macedonian Orthodox Church hours after the Easter service in Sydney, Australia, New South Wales Fire and Rescue Commissioner Greg Mullins said Monday. According ...

The representative of the schismatic Macedonian Orthodox Church, protodeacon Dimitar Belcovski, gave false statements against Archbishop Jovan and the members of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric

Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric  ( Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate) - April 2016 On April 21 another hearing in the politically rigged court process against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, the bishops Marko of Bregalnica and David of Stobi, as well as against the clergy, monastics and the believers of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, took place. On ...

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Macedonia’s president and prime minister : Discuss Status of the Macedonian Orthodox Church

On December 20, 2014, while on a visit to Skopje with the blessing of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with Macedonia’s President Georje Ivanov. Participating in the meeting was Russia’s Ambassador O. Shcherbak. Later the DECR chairman had a talk with Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski at the Government’s residence. Participating ...

Bulgaria, Macedonia with Joint Slavic Script Celebrations

May 2014 Bulgaria and Macedonia will hold for the first time a joint event to mark the annual celebrations of the Slavic Script and Culture. On May 11, Archbishop Stefan, head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, and the chair of Macedonia’s Academy of Science Vlado Kambovski are due to arrive in Sofia, CROSS agency has reported. Their visit ...

Macedonian Orthodox Church sends letters to the Ecumenical Patriarchate the Russian Orthodox Church and to the Serbian Orthodox Church to revamp dialogue for Canonical Unity

Kisha D Dorad (OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East European Region) OCP News Service- 25/4/14 Belgrade: It has been reported that the Macedonian Orthodox Church  (MOC) Synod has send letters to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Russian Orthodox Church, and to the Serbian Orthodox Church expressing their readiness to re-open talks regarding reestablish communion. The Serbian Orthodox Church ...

Macedonia’s Orthodox Church Lifts Ban On Facebook

14/12/13 The Macedonian Orthodox Church has overturned a ban on Facebook that it had imposed on its clergy. Bishop Clement, the secretary of the Macedonian Orthodox Church's Holy Synod, said on December 12 that the church will allow clergy to use Facebook but will make some restrictions on its use. He said the church will soon clarify how ...

Macedonian Orthodox Church bans Facebook

27/10/13 Macedonia's Orthodox Church has ordered its priests and nuns not to use Facebook or be ready to face unnamed sanctions, church officials say. "Everyone among the clergy will face sanctions if using Facebook," the church's spokesman, Bishop Timotej, said on Friday. The bishop did not reveal the reasons for the ban, but sources from the church said ...

What is most important to Macedonian Orthodox Church is to return to canonical field, says Russian bishop

FOCUS News Agency 29/4/2012 Sofia. What is most important to the Macedonian Orthodox Church is for it to return to the canonical field, bishop Hilarion, Chairman of External Church Relations Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, said in an interview with Bulgarian National Radio. He says there are many models of church structure, which, without obligatory recognition of autocephaly, ...

Archbishop Jovan transferred to the strictest closed section of the “Idrizovo” prison

19/1/2012 Archbishopric of Ohrid and Metropolitanate of Skopje - Serbian Orthodox Church His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan, on January 16th, in the afternoon hours, was transferred from the prison reception section to the closed section of the “Idrizovo” prison. Although the procedure of deciding whether he should be allowed a retrial and ...

Macedonians Celebrate Badnik

6/1/2012 Orthodox Christians in Macedonia are celebrating Friday the Christmas Eve (Badnik) - the day prior to great holiday the Birth of Jesus Christ – Christmas. Badnik is traditionally celebrated before "St. Clement of Ohrid" church in Skopje where this year's Badnik godfather will be given the last year's Badnik Cup. The event starts by hoisting Badnik ...

Alfa, Macedonia: Bulgaria makes priests policemen who struggle with Macedonian Orthodox Church

FOCUS News Agency Southeast Europe and Balkans 9/12/2011 Skopje. The Bulgarian church was full of informers, comments the Macedonian television station Alfa. Emigrants’ newspaper Bulgaria Today published an article by Georgi Hristov, the author of the book “The Church in America,” who claims that the Bulgarian secret police recruited priests in order to prevent the Macedonian Orthodox Church from ...

Bulgarian Court Refuses to Extradite Renegade Priest to Macedonia

4/1/2011 Sofia's Court of Appeal denied to hand over the Serbian orthodox priest Jovan Vranisovski to Macedonia on Tuesday. Vranisovski was arrested in Bulgaria on November 17 2010 based on an international police order. The detainee's 40-days term of arrest expired on December 28 2010. He has a an active 2.5-year sentence in Macedonia,for abuse with church money ...

Macedonian bishop arrested at Kalotina border Checkpoint

18/11/2010 Sofia. Macedonian bishop Jovan Vraniskovski, head of the autonomous Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, has been detained at the Kalotina border checkpoint at the Bulgarian-Serbian border on Wednesday night. Vraniskovski is declared for international search by Interpol over an effective sentence passed by the Macedonian court. The Interior Ministry confirmed the information for FOCUS News Agency. Vraniskovski has ...

Macedonian Church Against any Name Change

3/10/2010 The Head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church HH Stefan expects the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to help in resolving dispute between Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) and Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC). In Stip where Church – National Gathering on the occasion of the Holiday of the Macedonian Saints took place, Stefan commented the statement of the Patriarch Bartholomew ...