Saturday, May 08, 2010

Macedonia 06 -- The Orthodox Cathedral

When SPC C and I went to Macedonia a couple of weeks ago, we visited the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Clement of Ohrid (Свети Климент Охридски) there. Construction of the church was begun in 1972, about five years after the Macedonian Orthodox Church declared itself autocephalous (much to the chagrin of the Serbian Orthodox Church, which has yet to accept that decision, from what I can tell). It was dedicated in 1990.

Not unlike other churches in this part of the world, the Cathedral of St. Clement of Ohrid has an imposing free-standing bell tower.

For being a relatively new building, the church has a very tradition feel to it.

The icon of Christ at the top of the dome was very difficult to photograph because there was so little ambient light, and the height of the ceiling was so great. Sorry about that! But you should get an idea of what it looked like, despite my poor photographic effort!

Blessings and peace to one and all,

Fr. Tim, SJ

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