Church of Saint Clement of Ohrid ca. 840 – 916) was a medieval Macedonian saint, scholar, writer and enlightener of the Slavs. He was the most prominent disciple of Saints Cyril and Methodius and is often associated with the creation of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic scripts, especially their popularisation among Christianised Slavs. He was the founder of the Ohrid Literary School and is considered as a patron of education and language by most Slavic nations. He is the patron saint of the Republic of Macedonia, the city of Ohrid and the Macedonian Orthodox Church.
Clement participated in the mission of Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia. After the death of Cyril, Clement accompanied Methodius from Rome to Pannonia and Great Moravia. After the death of Methodius himself in 885, Clement headed the struggle against the German clergy in Great Moravia along with Gorazd. After spending some time in jail, he was expelled from Great Moravia and in 885 or 886 reached the borders of Macedonia together with Naum of Preslav, Angelarius and possibly Gorazd (according to other sources, Gorazd was already dead by that time). The four of them were afterwards sent to the Bulgarian capital of Pliska where they were commissioned by Boris I of Bulgaria to teach and instruct the future clergy of the state in the Slavonic language.
Saint Clement of Ohrid was one of the most prolific and important writers in Old Church Slavonic. He is credited with the Panonic Hagiography of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius. Clement also translated the Flower Triode containing church songs sung from Easter to Pentecost and is believed to be the author of the Holy Service and the Life of St Clement, the Roman Pope, as well as of the oldest service dedicated to St. Cyril and St. Methodius.
The invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is also usually ascribed to him although the alphabet is most likely to have been developed at the Preslav Literary School at the beginning of the 10th century.
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Silvio1953 (98183) 2013-02-09 11:12
Ciao Aleksander, fashinating mountain landscape with fantastic architecture, excellent clarity and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
EstelleJ (921) 2013-02-28 9:03
I like this photo for its interesting angular sharp forms and many geometrical shapes - arches, squares, rhombi - all work so good together and make up intricate patterns. Saturation, clarity and sharpness are very good, as well.
The dramatic sky adds to the mood.
- Copyright: Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) (489)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2009-08-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC H50
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-09 4:49