Introduction – Churches & Monasteries

Churches – Цркви (Crkvi) and Monasteries – Манастири (Manastiri)

At just about any fueling station in Macedonia, you can purchase a map titled Churches and Monasteries that shows the location of all the major churches & monasteries in Macedonia. According to this map, the Macedonian Orthodox Church is organized into ten Eparchies (Dioceses). The first seven dioceses are located within Macedonia. In 2013 the Polog – Kumanovo Diocese, #5 on the map, was divided in half. The northeastern side was renamed Kumanovo – Osogovo & the northwestern side named the Tetovo – Gostivar Diocese.

Diocese                                   Seat

1          Skopje                                     Skopje

2          Prespa – Pelagonija                Bitola

3          Bregalnica                              Štip

4          Debar – Kičevo                       Ohrid

5a        Kumanovo – Osogovo            Kumanovo

5b        Tetovo – Gostivar

6          Povardarie                              Veles

7          Strumica                                 Strumica

8          Europe                                    Dortmund

9          North America                        Toronto

10        Australia & New Zealand      Melbourne

So accordingly, I have organized all the photos of churches and monasteries according to their respective Diocese, followed by their location (town, village, mountain) and by the name of the Saint or Saints to whom the church and/or monastery is dedicated.


Churches in Macedonia

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I am a Macedonia enthusiast and an adventurer. I really enjoy being immersed in the Macedonian culture, meeting people from all over Makedonija and sharing their traditions and cultural heritage.