Debar – Kičevo Diocese

Zaum – St. Mary

St. Mary– Holy Mother of God – Sveta Bogorodica Zahumska – Света Богородица Захумска near Zaum This church dedicated to St. Mary was built in 1299 and is located at Zaum on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid at the foot on Mount Galičica.  The frescoes were painted in 1361. […]

Ohrid – Sts. Constantine & Helen

Saints Constantine & Helen – Sveti Konstantin i Elena – Свети Константин и Елена in Ohrid (Охрид) This church dedicated to Saints Constantine and Helen, is located in very close proximity to the Church of Our Lady the Most Glorious (Sveta Bogorodica Perivleptos) on a hill overlooking the city of […]

Ohrid – St. Sophia

Saint Sophia – Sveta Sofija – Света Софија in Ohrid (Охрид) This church dedicated St. Sophia located in the old part of the town of Ohrid was built in the shape of a basilica in the 11th Century.  St. Sophia, known as Sophia the Martyr had three daughters, Faith, Hope and […]

Ohrid – St. Erasmus

Saint Erasmus – Sveti Erazmo (Свети Еразмо) On the E65 highway just a few kilometers from Ohrid you will find this jewel on the side of a rocky hill. During the 3rd century, St. Erasmus lived in this cave, healed the sick, and was very instrumental in spreading Christianity in […]

Ohrid – Our Lady the Most Glorious (St. Clement)

The Church of Our Lady the Most Glorious – aka Saint Clement – Sveti Kliment (Свети Климент) Crkva Presveta Bogorodica Perivleptos  (Црква Пресвета Богородица Перивлептос) This church was built in 1295 during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Andronicus II Paleologus and dedicated to Our Lady the Most Glorious. In the late 1400s, […]

Ohrid – St. Mary’s Hospital (Bolnica)

St. Mary’s Hospital (Bolnichka) – Holy Mother Bolnichka – Sv. Bogorodica Bolnička – Св. Богородица Болничка Охрид This hospital (bolnica) church located in the old part of the town Ohrid close to the lake and just opposite of St. Nicholas Hospital (Sv. Nikola Bolnički) was built in the 14th Century.  […]

Ohrid – Holy Physicians (Mali Vrachi)

Holy Physicians – Mali Sveti Vrači (Mali Vrachi) – Мали Свети Врачи, (mali = small), also known as Saints Cosmas and Damian (Sv. Kuzman i Damjan) This small church (hence why it is in the Church’s name, “Mali Vrachi”) built around 1325 is located a very short distance from the […]