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 and the Ohrid Lake.  An inscription above the entrance to the church informs us that this church was built in 1477 and the frescoes were painted in the same year.

St. Konstantin, as the Roman Emperor Constantine I was the first Roman Emperor to become a Christian.  His mother, St. Helen, also known as Helen of Constantinople, while on a pilgrimage to Palestine, is credited to have discovered the cross on which Jesus was crucified.



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