Churches & Monasteries


Skopje – Holy Saviour (Sv. Spas)

Church of the Holy Saviour, Sveti Spas (Свети Спас) in Skopje (Скопје) This 16th century church dedicated to the Ascension of Jesus Christ or Holy Saviour, Sveti Spas in Macedonian, is located near the Old Bazaar (Stara Charshija) just below the Skopje Fortress (Skopsko Kale).  The church is inside a […]

Sv. Spas - Holy Saviour in Skopje

Church of St. Demetrius in Skopje

Skopje – St. Demetrius

St. Demetrius, Sv. Dimitrija (Свети Димитија) in Skopje (Скопје) This cathedral style church dedicated to Saint Demetrius is located in the center of Skopje across the Old Stone Bridge on the other side of Ploshtad (Skopje main plaza) in the Jewish Neighborhood below the Skopje Fortress (Skopsko Kale) just past the […]


Golem Grad – Sts. Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul on the island of Golem Grad This 14th century single nave church dedicated to Saint Peter and Paul (Св Петар и Павле) is located on Golem Grad (Голем Град, also known as Snake Island) on Lake Prespa (Преспанско Езеро). Golem Grad is the only island in […]

Sts Peter & Paul on the Island of Golem Grad

Strezovce – St. John the Divine

Saint John the Theologian –Свети Јован Богослов (Sveti Jovan Bogoslov) in Strezovce  (Стрезовце, Strezovtse) This small church dedicated to the Apostle John is located near the Pčinja River (Pchinja, Пчиља Река) in the village of Strezovce (Strezovtse) about 22 kilometers east of Kumanovo (Куманово).  The church is located along the […]


Pelince – St. George

Saint George – Свети Ѓорѓи in Pelince (Пелинце, Pelintse) This chapel dedicated to St. George is located in the ASNOM Memorial Park in the village of Pelince. Pelince is about 27 kilometers north of Kumanovo on route R1207.  The ASNOM Memorial Park is dedicated to the first session of ASNOM, […]


Nerezi – St. Panteleimon (Pantelejmon)

Saint Panteleimon – Свети Пантелејмон (Sveti Pantelejmon)  near Gorno Nerezi (Горно Нерези) The Monastery of St. Panteleimon is located in the village of Gorno Nerezi on Mount Vodno and overlooks the city of Skopje.  The church was built by the Byzantine prince Alexei Angel son of Constantine Angel and Theodora, […]


Berovo – St. Michael (Berovo Monastery)

St. Michael – Holy Archangel Michael – Св. Архангел Михаил in Berovo – Берово, Berovo Monastery – беровски Манастир The Berovo Monastery, a female monastery (convent) and church dedicated to the Holy warrior, Archangel Michael is located in Southeastern Macedonia in the town of Berovo near the Maleševo (Малешево) Mountains.   An inscription […]


Berovo – St. Mary Balaklija

St. Mary Balaklija – Sv. Bogorodica Balaklija – Св. Богородица Балаклија in Berovo (Берово) This church dedicated to St. Mary Balaklija is located just on the outskirts of Berovo across the Bregalnica River. We had rented a cabin, Čiplakova Koliba, Čiplakovski’s Cottage, (Chiplakova Koliba, Чиплакова Колиба), for five days to enjoy […]


Berovo – St. Elijah The Prophet

St. Elijah the Prophet – Sveti Ilija Prorok – Свети Илија Пророк in Berovo – Берово This newly constructed chapel dedicated to St. Elijah The Prophet is located in Southeastern Macedonia  just on the outskirts of the town of  Berovo.  We had rented a cabin, Čiplakova Koliba, Čiplakovski’s Cottage, (Chiplakova […]


Kožle (Kozhle) – St. Mary

St. Mary – Св Богородица, Kožlenski Monastery – Кожленски Манастир, near the village of Kožle (Kozhle), Село Кожле Many a traveler who have headed south on Highway E-75 from Skopje have driven past St. Mary Kozhle and marveled at the wonderful scenery, landscape, and rock formations along the Pčinja river […]