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The monastery is believed to have been built when Saint Clement arrived in Ohrid, at the request of Boris I of Bulgaria and restored an old church. Sources say that Saint Clement was not satisfied with the size of the church and therefore built a new one over it and assigned Saint Panteleimon as its patron saint.

Saint Clement used his newly created monastery as a liturgical building and a place for teaching his disciples his variation of the Glagolitic alphabet, known as the Cyrillic alphabet. Clement personally built a crypt inside the monastery in which he was buried after his death in 916, his tomb still exists today.

Source: wikipedia

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  • Copyright: Fidel Angelov (fca777) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 21] (165)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-11
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-15 2:09
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