1,000th Anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese
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2018 marks the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of the Ohrid Archdiocese (1018) by the Byzantine emperor Basil II.

The major celebration of this event by the Orthodox canonical Church in the Republic of Macedonia took place on September 29-30 in the St. John Chrysostom Monastery in Nizepolje, Bitola.

Several prayer services were served. The Divine Liturgy was presided by His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje. The concelebrants were Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro-Coastlands, Archbishop Abel of Lublin-Chelm (Polish Orthodox Church), Bishop Isaia of Sumber (Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia), Bishops Pahomije of Vranje, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, David of Krusevac, Isihije of Mohach, Metodije of Dioclea, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo and locum tenens of Debar-Kicevo,  Marko of Bregalnica and locum tenens of Bitola, David of Stobi and locum tenens of Struma, as well as presbyter Spiridon, representing Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All of Albania, and many clergy from several local Orthodox Churches.

A couple of renowned choirs participated. Civil authorities were also present.
The liturgical celebration was followed by a banquet. His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje gave a homily. There was also a lecture on the history of the archdiocese.

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Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne was born and raised in France. She taught English before entering the Cistercian Order. She translated and published articles relevant to her interest in Cistercian spirituality, the Middle Ages, and Orthodoxy. She moved to the United States in 2001, converted to Orthodoxy in 2008, and married. Her husband is an Orthodox priest. She continued to publish articles, a Cistercian texts anthology, then finally launched her career in literary translation, while teaching French. If you are interested in having your book translated into French, she can be contacted here https://wordsandpeace.com/contact-me/

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