Lešok (Leshok) – Assumption of the Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary – Uspenie na Presveta Bogorodica (Успение на Пресвета Богородица) in Lešok (Leshok, Лешок)

Lešok Monastery – Leshok Monastery – Lešočki (Leshochki Manastir) – Лешочки манастир

This church dedicated to St. Mary is located in the Lešok Monastery Complex about 11 kilometers northeast of Tetovo near the village of Lešok (Leshok).

Records indicate that this small single nave church existed as early as the 11th century.  The church was renovated in 1641 and frescoes were painted in 1646. Another restoration project was performed in 1879. Many of the beautiful frescoes that you see today were painted in the 17th and 19th centuries.1 Being inside the church is like actually being in a small gallery of wonderful art with many depictions of St. Mary.

In 1957 this church was designated a cultural heritage and historical monument and is now protected by the state.  On the monastery grounds there is a church dedicated to St. Athanasius (Sv Atanasi, Св Атанасиј) and a chapel dedicated to Sts. Cyril & Methodius (Sv. Kiril i Metodij, Св. Кирил и Методиј).



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  1. http://mk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogorodica_Leshok

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