Strumica Diocese: News

Hierarch’s Divine Liturgy on the day of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called ( 13.12.2005 )

Today, when the Church of God celebrates the memory of the holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called, in the church of Saint Maximus the Confessor in the monastery complex St. Parthenius of Zographou in Star Dojran, Metropolitan Nahum of Strumica celebrated Divine Liturgy.


“In the atmosphere of the world today prayer re-quires super-human courage. The whole ensemble of cosmic energies waits in opposition. To hold on to prayer without distraction signals victory on every level of natural existence. The way is long and thorny but there comes a moment when a ray of Divine Light pierces the thick gloom, to make an opening through which we can glimpse the Source of this Light… (elder Sophrony)





The cathedral of the Holy Prophet Elijah in the process of revitalization




The female monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene in Star Dojran




                            The church of Saints Gregory Palamas and                                             The church of the Venerable Parasceva in Star Dojran

                       Maximus the Confessor in Star Dojran



A view of Lake Dojran