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In Prilep I was advised to visit the monastery “Holy Transfiguration” in the village of Zrze situated 34 km. north-west at the foot of Dautica mountain.  For the first time the rock was inhabited by monks in 9th century.  The monks carefully carved through the rock imbuing it with spiritual aura – a place of prayer, solitude, silence, a place of tears.

In Prilep I was advised to visit the monastery “Holy Transfiguration” in the village of Zrze situated 34 km. north-west at the foot of Dautica mountain.

In order to protect the monastery from frequent thunderbolts, the monks placed a golden apple on the highest point of the monastery – The Golden top.

In order to protect the monastery from frequent thunderbolts, the monks placed a golden apple on the highest point of the monastery – The Golden top.

Cherubic Hymn- A. Kastorsky (English) - YouTube

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us!

The Orthodox Church may seem exotic, foreign, baroque, or worse-- "traditions of men" or "works-based salvation," yet it sees itself as nothing more than pure, simple, original, and authentic Christianity. Here's a great little documentary on the Orthodox as understood from their own perspective.

The Orthodox Church may seem exotic, foreign, baroque, or worse-- "traditions of men" or "works-based salvation," yet it sees itself as nothing more than pur.

Scriptures in Orthodox Liturgy

I’ve heard before the assertion that the Protestant “Bible churches” or “Full-Gospel churches” really use the Holy Scriptures in their services, while the Catholic and…

St. Archangel Michael Cave Church: Most of the discovered frescos originate from the 14th century,but there is a known preserved composition of 13 century, which depicts "The Miracle in Hona" - painted in honour of the patron who is committed to the church. The little church is unique and from locals you will learn that at the time of the WWI and WWII, the locals were hiding in the church and thus avoided the bombings, which were often due to village closeness to the Albanian border.

St. Archangel Michael Cave Church: Most of the discovered frescos originate from the 14th century,but there is a known preserved composition of 13 century, which depicts "The Miracle in Hona" - painted in honour of the patron who is committed to the church. The little church is unique and from locals you will learn that at the time of the WWI and WWII, the locals were hiding in the church and thus avoided the bombings, which were often due to village closeness to the Albanian border.

Full of Grace and Truth: The Precious Gifts of the Magi, and the Monastery of St. Paul

The Gifts of the Three Magi Part of a document from the Holy Monastery of St. Paul, Mount Athos (amateur translation) “On coming to the h.

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