Ohrid Archbishopric

BULGARIAN CHURCH CLARIFIES ITS STANCE TOWARDS MACEDONIAN CHURCH

June 17, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 17/6/18 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has published a statement on its official website on the occasion 1000th anniversary of the establishment of the Bulgarian Archbishopric of Ohrid in which it addresses the issue of its stance towards the schismatic “Macedonian Orthodox Church.” The Macedonian Church, which formed as a schism form the […]

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SERBIAN CHURCH REPORTEDLY BEWILDERED BY DECISION OF BULGARIAN CHURCH REGARDING MACEDONIAN CHURCH

December 14, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 14/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has reportedly expressed his bewilderment at the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s (BOC) decision to present the case for the canonicity and autocephaly of the schismatic Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) to the other canonical Local Orthodox Churches. The decision has caused anxiety among the Serbian hierarchy, according to the […]

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Archbishop Jovan is awarded an honorary doctorate by the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens

December 15, 2016 Featured News

POA-INFO – December 2016 – Ohrid Archbishopric of the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, upon a suggestion by the Theological Faculty of Athens, for his rich academic work, as well as for his […]

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Release of Archbishop Jovan VI of Ohrid delayed 

January 24, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia – Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric 24/1/15 The Council of the Court of First Instance Skopje I, on January 9, 2015, made the decision that Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje should be released from prison. Last week, the Public Prosecution issued a written statement that it will not file an appeal […]

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Letter from the detained Archbishop Jovan VI of Ohrid

December 13, 2014 Featured News
His Beatitude Jovan VI- Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje - Autonomous Archbishopric of Ohrid- Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate

Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate – The Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric December 2014 Special Courtesy: Cveta Cvetanovic and Dusan DTomic Read:Archbishop Jovan VI of Ohrid – three years in prison Skopje-Macedonia : “I’m not aware that if there is any Idrizovo prison inmate with more restrictions than me” – says Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje in […]

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Archbishop Jovan VI of Ohrid – three years in prison

December 13, 2014 Featured News

Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate – The Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric December 13/12/14 December 12, 2014, marked whole three years of imprisonment of Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje. On December 12, 2011, he voluntarily enter his homeland, at the border-crossing near Bitola, where he was arrested. Since that day, the state apparatus executes torture incomprehensible for […]

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Human Rights Without Frontiers: Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric – a hate crime victim

September 10, 2014 Featured News

  Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric – Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2014 Founded in 1989, Human Rights Without Frontiers International is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on research, analysis and monitoring of a wide range of human rights concerns in many countries throughout the world. The organisation is also dedicated to the promotion of democracy and […]

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The Court of Appeals confirmed – Archbishop Jovan remains in prison in the next three years

August 13, 2014 Featured News
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Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric – The Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate – July – August 2014 On July 17, 2014, the domestic media published the news that the Court of Appeals in Skopje had confirmed the verdict of the Court of First Instance Skopje 1, by which His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje is […]

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The Helsinki Committee reports about the state persecution on religious basis of the political prisoner Archbishop Jovan and the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric

June 18, 2014 Featured News

Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric – May – June 2014 The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in R. Macedonia, in accordance to its mission to monitor the state of the human rights and freedoms in R. Macedonia, published its Annual Report for 2013. The observation of the Helsinki Committee is that in 2013, as in the previous […]

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Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, for Christmas, sent an appeal to the authorities of R. Macedonia and to the international community, for releasing of Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid

January 7, 2014 Featured News
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7/1/14 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, in his most recent epistle for Christmas, which he delivered to the public on January 3, 2014, addressed the state persecution on religious basis that is performed against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric. In the epistle, Patriarch Irinej of Serbia sent an appeal to […]

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The court process against Archbishop Jovan, Bishops, monastics and faithful people of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric has ended

June 25, 2013 Featured News

24/6/13 In the Court of First Instance Skopje I, in Skopje, the politically staged court process against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, the Bishops: Marko of Bregalnica and David of Stobi, against the monastics and the faithful people of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric has ended. The court process has undoubtedly shown that it is a case […]

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The court process postponed again! The health state of Archbishop Jovan deteriorated

May 4, 2013 Featured News

April 2013 Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric On April 26 the current year, the politically motivated court hearing against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, the rest of the Bishops, monastics and faithful people of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, was once again postponed! The last court hearing of this process was held on December 11, last year, and since […]

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The authorities are not bringing Archbishop Jovan to trial for more than three months

March 13, 2013 Featured News

On March 12, 2013, one year and three months are concluded since Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje is found in detention! The last court hearing in the latest staged court process on religious grounds against the Archbishop, the Bishops, monastics and faithful people of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric was held on December […]

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Prosecution of Archbishop Jovan and the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric persists

December 4, 2012 Featured News

  1/12/2012 The representative of the schismatic MOC, Vanco Umlenski, stated before the court that the request for prosecution of Archbishop Jovan and the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric persists. On November 28, 2012, in the Court of First Instance in Skopje was held the new, politically staged court hearing against the persecuted Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid […]

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Ohrid Orthodox Archbishopric seeks help

August 16, 2012 Featured News

15/8/2012 BELGRADE — Representatives of the Ohrid Orthodox Archbishopric met with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić on Tuesday in Belgrade. They briefed him about the problems this autonomous archbishopric of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Macedonia has had in seeking protection of their human rights and religious freedoms, Bishop Irinej of Bačka said. Representatives of the […]

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Ten years suffering for Christ

June 17, 2012 Featured News

Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid 17/6/2012 In the United States of America, the internet site “Free Archbishop Jovan” (see here) which informs the English speaking public about the state persecution on religious grounds in R. Macedonia, targeted against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, the Bishops, clergy, monasticism and faithful people of the canonical Church in our fatherland, […]

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Freedom House: Macedonia worse than Kosovo in regard to the freedom of the press

May 5, 2012 News

5/5/2012 In the latest Freedom House reports on the freedom of the press, our homeland remains rated as a “partly free” country, while the latest marks show its significant downgrade, and this time are classifying it as the country with the lowest level of freedom of the press in comparison to, for example, Albania, Kosovo, […]

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Bulgarian Court Refuses to Extradite Renegade Priest to Macedonia

January 5, 2011 News

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 […]

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Bulgaria Slow to Hand Over Renegade Serbian Priest to Macedonia

December 29, 2010 News

28/12/2010 Authorities in Macedonia have been requesting the extradition of orthodox priest Jovan Branisovski, who was arrested in Bulgaria mid-November based on an international police order. According to Macedonian papers Vecer and Nova Makedonija, although the insistence on the Macedonian side has been firm, up to now Bulgarian authorities have not confirmed whether they intend […]

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