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  Macedonian Orthodox Church
The Patriarch represents the unity of the Orthodox Church.
The autocephalous Macedonian Orthodox Church is steered in accordance with the Bible, the Holy Traditions, the Apostolic Rules, canons of the holy ecumenical and indigenous councils and the Constitution of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.
The resolution passed by the Serbian Orthodox Church stated "in the interest of preserving unity in the Serbian Orthodox Church, all changes in the Constitution and the regulations passed by the Episcopal Assembly must be founded on the canonical principles of the Orthodox Church".
www.macedonianchurch.org /HistoryofMacedonianOrthodoxChurch.htm   (13956 words)

  
  macedonian orthodox church - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
The Macedonian Orthodox Church is a body of Eastern Orthodox Christians faithful residing in the Republic of Macedonia or having migrated from it.
The move to create a separate Macedonian church in the newly created People's Republic of Macedonia was seen as a move by the Yugoslav Communist leadership to check the influence of the Serb Orthodox Church and the Serbs in general, the relative majority in Yugoslavia.
The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church agreed with the decisions of the Macedonian Clergy and Laity Assembly in the resolution AS.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/Macedonian-Orthodox-Church   (1404 words)

  
 Macedonian Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Macedonian Orthodox Church or MOC (in Macedonian: Македонска Православна Црква or МПЦ) is an Eastern Orthodox Church in the Republic of Macedonia.
That agreement was celebrated in a common liturgy by the Macedonian priests and the Serbian Patriarch German in 1959 in Skopje, as a sign that Serbian church recognizes an autonomy of the Macedonian church.
As of 2005, the Macedonian Orthodox Church is headed by Archbishop Stephen of Ohrid and Macedonia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Macedonian_Orthodox_Church   (1418 words)

  
 Macedonian Orthodox Church
And this one Church is identified with the one Body of the one Christ.
Still, since this one Church actualises, manifests and iconically portrays herself in the eucharistic community she, in the nature of things, appears as many Churches, because it is inconceivable that there should exist a single eucharistic community for the whole world.
The Macedonian Orthodox Church, Ohrid Archdiocese, is facing a new, possibly the greatest ever challenge for her and her pastoral activity in the Republic of Macedonia.
www.mpc.org.mk /English/default.asp   (284 words)

  
 St. Dimitria’s Macedonian Orthodox Church - Pluralism Profile #4
On Orthodox Sundays there is the gathering of all Orthodox churches in the Rochester Area.
On November 30,1969 the church was incorporated as a religious and non-profit organization under New York State law as the St. Demetrius Macedonian Orthodox Church.
The church itself was completed by mid-summer of 1978 and was consecrated on August 20, 1978 by Bishop Kiril.
www.monroecc.edu /depts/sociology/pluralism/profile4.htm   (1226 words)

  
 Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Jovan led a schism within the Macedonian Orthodox Church that he and his followers refer to as "the Ohrid Archbishopric." They are closely aligned with the Serbian Orthodox Church and, like the Serbian Church, continue to reject the Macedonian Orthodox Church's 1967 claim of autocephaly, or independent status.
He had attempted to baptize his niece at a Macedonian church; authorities claimed his attempt to do so constituted trespassing since he had earlier been defrocked by the Macedonian Orthodox Church, and therefore was a not a member of any recognized religious group.
Virtually all churches and mosques have been returned to the ownership of the appropriate religious community, but that is not the case for many of the other properties.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2004/35470.htm   (2087 words)

  
 Serbia “Financing” Rival Macedonian Church
The Macedonian Orthodox Church, MPC, says the document, revealed in early March, proves that Serbia's government is the real force behind the parallel church led by a renegade cleric, Archbishop Jovan Vraniskovski.
Church rows are complex and impenetrable to outsiders, who often find the MPC's privileged relations to the state idiosyncratic in a secular, pluralistic society.
While Macedonian clerics triumphantly presented the controversial document to European Union and United States ambassadors in Skopje, Macedonia's foreign ministry sent a protest to Belgrade, reminding it "of the necessity to respect the principle of state non-interference in church matters".
www.freeserbia.net /Articles/2006/Church.html   (947 words)

  
 Macedonia
He had attempted to baptize his niece at a Macedonian Orthodox church; authorities claimed his attempt to do so constituted trespassing since he had earlier been defrocked by the Macedonian Orthodox Church and therefore was not authorized to perform religious rites in that church.
However, the Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid's and the Serbian Orthodox Church's public rejection of and activism against the Macedonian Orthodox Church's independence provoked angry responses by the public, press, and the Government.
The journalist stated to an Embassy representative that on June 27, 2005, a number of church officials insisted that he not air the interview, in which the leader of the Orthodox Archbishopric sharply criticized Macedonian church clergymen as "traitors." The report's broadcast was delayed by a day.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2005/51567.htm   (2748 words)

  
 MACEDONIAN AUTOCEPHALOUS ORTHODOX CHURCH, History of Ohrid
The Church shall have its national bishops and clergy in order to incorporate the characteristics of the Macedonian people and for them to be closer to their mother native church; and 3.
The diocese of the Macedonian Autocephalous Orthodox Church shall be concurrent to the borders of the Macedonian national state - the Socialistic Republic of Macedonia.
The Macedonian Autocephalous Orthodox Church shall be conducted in accordance with the Holy Bible, Holy Scripture, The Apostles Rules, the Canons, and the Constitution of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.
www.ohrid.org.mk /eng/istorija/aftokef.htm   (513 words)

  
 Macedonian Orthodox Church Property Trust Bill - 18/11/1998 - 1R 2R   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The purpose of this bill is to constitute a statutory corporation to hold property on behalf of the Macedonian Orthodox Church; to specify the functions of that statutory corporation; and to vest in the statutory corporation property held in trust for the benefit of the church.
The Macedonian Orthodox Church is a self-governing body and its history dates back to the founding of Christian churches in Macedonian cities by St Paul the Apostle.
The church in Australia is administered under a constitution brought down by the Archbishop and Lay Council of the church on 31 October 1994.
www.parliament.nsw.gov.au /prod/PARLMENT/hansArt.nsf/V3Key/LA19981118043   (1509 words)

  
 Vratnica: Kosovo Roots of a Macedonian Village | Carl Savich | Columns | Serbianna.com
Kiril Pejcinovic (1771-1845) was a priest and educator born in the Macedonian village of Tearce west of Vratnica in the Tetovo district.
In the fall of 1966 on the initiative of the Central Committee of the Macedonian Communist Party, the Macedonian Church was separated from the Serbian Church and Bishop Dositej became Metropolitan of Macedonia and Ohrid.
Macedonian Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski stated that the attack was a “provocation” by a regional extremist group said to be involved with Agim Krasniqi’s terrorist group.
www.serbianna.com /columns/savich/083.shtml   (6156 words)

  
 Macedonian Orthodox Church St. Mary, Los Angeles, California, USA
was conducted in accordance with the Constitution and provisions of the Macedonian Orthodox Church for adoption by the Assembly in accordance with the cannon of the Orthodox Church.
This Holy Ordination was held at the Archbishopric Cathedral Church St Sophia in Ohrid Macedonia, which has been the sacred place for the witnessing of Macedonian Christian Orthodox faith since the 11-th Century in Ohrid.
It is an instution under jurisdiction of the Macedonian Orthodox Church and its Archbishop, and as such, a part of the American-Canadian Diocese of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.
www.moc-stmary-la.org   (544 words)

  
 Religioscope - Latest Developments in Macedonian Orthodox Controversy
Macedonians have been enraged by the moves to resolve a long-standing quarrel between the two churches, which dates back to the country's self proclaimed autocephaly of the MOC in the Sixties.
In equally combative mood, MOC spokesman Bishop Timotej of Ohrid and Kicevo, accused the Serbian church of attempting to destroy the former, adding that this "cannot be allowed".
To break out of this isolation, MOC and political delegations visited the leading hierarch in the Orthodox communion, the Patriarch of Constantinople, several times last year, asking him to recognise the Macedonian church's autocephalous status.
www.religioscope.com /notes/2002/042_macedolatest.htm   (878 words)

  
 A HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF THE MACEDONIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
Since the Orthodox Church in the People's Republic of Macedonia was left without Prelates after World War II, a decision was brought that the clergy and the people would choose their prelates, and that they would later be ordained by bishops from outside of FR Yugoslavia.
Namely, some ancient Churches that have lost their high clergy and the mother state, after the renewal of the state or the high clergy, have been granted autocephaly, while from others, like from the Macedonian Orthodox Church, it is demanded that they should pass through the process of autonomy.
The Serbian Orthodox Church Commission thought that the right to grant autocephaly "belongs to the Ecumenical Patriarchate or to the future Ecumenical Council", contrary to its former opinion that "it is a competency of the Mother Church".
www.m-p-c.org /Vesti/Enclosed_14-06-2005.htm   (1697 words)

  
 The Archbishopric of Ohrid and The Macedonian Orthodox Church
The success of the komitopulis' uprising and the wresting of Macedonia away from Byzantine rule (the Bulgarian Empire had fallen in the meantime) demanded that ecclesiastical authority be independent of Byzantine authority and lie close to the secular authority of Samuil, both geographically and ideologically.
The center of the church moved to Prespa on the island of Achilles, where Samuil built a magnificent church to house it.
The Macedonian Orthodox Church is administered by an assembly and consists of the Eparchies of Skopje, Prespa and Bitola, Debar and Kicevo, Bregalnica, Polog and Kumanovo, Vardar, Strumica, the American and Canadian Eparchy and the Australian Eparchy, while a European Macedonian Eparchy is in the process of formation.
www.mymacedonia.net /religion/archbishopric.htm   (814 words)

  
 Recent Church TOMOS hits Orthodox Faithful in the Soul
Re-established in 1959, under the blessing of the Serbian Orthodox Holy Synod, the renewed MOC was concelebrated by a joint Liturgy with the Serbian Patriarch German.
Yet, for the Holy Synod of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, it was apparent that Zoran Vranishkovski began the project to establish a Serbian sanctioned Archbishphoric in Macedonia not to promote universal orthodoxy, rather to create the image of church disunity, to be presented as such to the international and Greater Orthodox Community.
Most reports, however, continue to reveal the re-exposed, nationalistic vibe in the Serbian Orthodox Church with anecdotes that the Macedonian Orthodox Church, along with the powers that be, has denied Serbian minorities the right to attend the church of their choice.
www.maknews.com /html/articles/purdef/tomos.htm   (1194 words)

  
 Religions in Macedonia
The Macedonian Orthodox Church has a long history of education and enlightenment in a so called Eastern sense, which differs from the general Western understanding of this notion.
The Macedonian Orthodox Church celebrates its feasts according to the Yulian calendar (old style) and services are held in Macedonian or in Old Church Slavic language.
Macedonians, who are the majority of Macedonia's population, are Christian Orthodox (about 1,700,000 or 65%-70% of the entire population).
www.macedonia.co.uk /mcic/aboutmacedonia/religion/eparhii.asp   (565 words)

  
 Eastern Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "Orthodox", without reference to geographical location, is conventionally used by all members of the church to highlight what they see as their full adherence to the pronouncements of the seven ecumenical councils and their absolute reluctance to break with holy tradition.
The doctrine of the Eastern Orthodox Church is amillennialist.
Oriental Orthodox are also sometimes referred to as "monophysites", "non-Chalcedonians", or "anti-Chalcedonians", although today the Oriental Orthodox Church denies that it is monophysite and prefers the term "miaphysite", to denote the "joined" nature of Jesus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_Orthodox_Church   (10898 words)

  
 Makedonija - History of the Macedonian Orthodox Church (English)
The woodcarvings in the church of "St. Spas" in Skopje, in the monastery "St. Jovan Bigorski", and in the monastery "St. Gavril Lesnovski", rank among the highest masterpieces of woodcarving in general.
In addition to the basic objectives of the Macedonian church and school communities - to preserve the Macedonian element and the basic traits of the Macedonian national Ohrid Archbishopric, their activities also extended to repairing dilapidated churches in Macedonian towns, and building new, large, astounding churches.
The Macedonian people, having no other option but to chose between the Constantinopole Patriarchy and the Bulgarian Exarchy, opted for the jurisdiction of the Bulgarian Church; by being a Slavic church, it was believed to be much closer to the Macedonian interests.
users.tpg.com.au /gobrown/fyrom/pravo_e.htm   (9861 words)

  
 Macedonia FAQ: The Archbishopric of Ohrid and the Macedonian Orthodox Church
Despite the fact that Orthodox Albanians, Vlachs and Greeks from Epirus came into the Ohrid diocese in the course of the 18th century, all of these were deeply linked to the traditions of the Ohrid Church, guarding its autocephalous nature jealously.
After a year of negotiations, the Holy Synod of Archpriests of the Serbian Orthodox Church agreed to the secession of the three Macedonian eparchies order to form an independent Macedonian Church and stated that the regulations and the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church ceased to be valid in the Macedonian Church.
Since the Serbian Church did not proclaim the state of affairs that had come to pass, the Holy Synod of the Macedonian Orthodox Church caned its third Church-and-People Assembly on 17th-18th July 1967 in Ohrid and discarded the personal union of the Macedonian and the Serbian Orthodox Churches.
faq.macedonia.org /religion/ohrid.archbishopric.html   (1180 words)

  
 Serbia “Financing” Rival Macedonian Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Macedonian Orthodox Church, MPC, says the document, revealed in early March, proves that Serbia's government is the real force behind the parallel church led by a renegade cleric, Archbishop Jovan Vraniskovski.
Church rows are complex and impenetrable to outsiders, who often find the MPC's privileged relations to the state idiosyncratic in a secular, pluralistic society.
While Macedonian clerics triumphantly presented the controversial document to European Union and United States ambassadors in Skopje, Macedonia's foreign ministry sent a protest to Belgrade, reminding it "of the necessity to respect the principle of state non-interference in church matters".
www.iwpr.net /?p=brn&s=f&o=260568&apc_state=henh   (1121 words)

  
 Religion in Macedonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Macedonian Orthodox Church has played an important role in the long struggle of the Macedonian people for the preservation of its national identity, as well as in its education and culture.
The activity of the Macedonian Orthodox Church in foreign countries is of exceptional educational and cultural assistance and of irreplaceable importance for the unity of Macedonians, their better mutual understanding and the preservation of their national traditions and constant concern about their national identity.
There is a Roman Catholic church in Skopje, and the other religious communities have their own places of worship in the capital and in other towns in the Republic.
www.macedonians.co.uk /church/Religion.htm   (432 words)

  
 Macedonia - church and country profile (Europe Desk)
The purpose of this church and country report on the Republic of Macedonia is to offer an overview of the current social and religious context, and to summarize the main aspects of WCC involvement in the country.
In regular meetings with Church representatives, WCC staff have always maintained the position that membership is dependent on good relations within a confessional family, and therefore on recognition with the other canonical Orthodox churches.
In meetings of WCC staff with Archbishop Stefan in May 2003, he emphasized his belief that the Macedonian Orthodox Church is ‘not new’ among Orthodox churches, and that there are no ‘spiritual, theological or doctrinal differences’, but that the church was a ‘victim’ of the lack of clarity on the conditions for granting of autocephaly.
www.wcc-coe.org /wcc/europe/profile-macedonia.html   (2920 words)

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