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St. Clement of Ohrid Day 2023: Date, History and why this day matters

St. Clement of Ohrid Day is observed with ceremonies and celebrations, even though the majority of stores and offices may be closed.

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St. Clement of Ohrid Day 2023: Every year on December 8, people celebrate St. Clement of Ohrid Day. In North Macedonia, people commemorate and honor St. Clement of Ohrid, the greatest pupil of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, on this unique day. Did you know that St. Clement of Ohrid founded the first Slavic university in Ohrid? He was the one who established Slavic culture and literacy in Macedonia. Among the first Bulgarian saints is him as well. What makes St. Clement of Ohrid who he is?

The History of OHRID’s Saint Clément

Missionary St. Clement of Ohrid lived in the ninth century. Theophylact of Ohrid, in his hagiography of St. Clement, states that Clement was born in the southwest region of the Bulgarian Empire, though little is known about his early life. In 840 A.D., he was born in what is now North Macedonia. Clement, also called the “enlightener of the Slava,” was a well-known follower of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, two significant missionaries who brought Christianity to the Slavic people of Pannonia, Great Moravia, and Bulgaria.

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Worried about the increasing Byzantine influence at the time, Bulgarian King Boris I made the decision to establish old Slavonic as the official language of his empire. Thus, he founded two Slavonic schools, one at Ohrid under the direction of Clement, which taught Old Slavonic in Bulgarian. Ohrid became a significant cultural hub for the Bulgarian Empire as a result. Clement went on to become the first Slav bishop of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in 893 A.D.

Clement, who died in 916 A.D., added a Slavic flavor to the teachings. His final resting place was the monastery he founded in Ohrid, dedicated to St. Panteleimon. The fact that St. Clement is the patron saint of North Macedonia, the city of Ohrid, and the Macedonian Orthodox Church serves as evidence of his significance and impact in the region. From 2007, St. Clement of Ohrid has been observed as a public holiday. As a national holiday, St. Clement of Ohrid Day is observed exclusively in North Macedonia.

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Methods Of Viewing St. Clement Of Ohrid

Teach others

The best way to pay tribute to St. Clement of Ohrid is to raise awareness of him and his impact on the future of the Slavic Christians. You can take some time to introduce your friends and family to Saint. Clement.

Savor the ceremony.

One of the most significant ways to observe St. Clement of Ohrid Day is to take part in the celebrations and customs that are held on this day. The public can even view the St. Clement prize, which was awarded in Macedonian history.

Tell your story.

If you’ve visited the beautiful nation of North Macedonia, you can tell the world about it by posting some of your amazing travel experiences on social media.

Five astounding facts about Saint. Clément of Ohiri

St. Clement and scripts in Cyrillic

He is credited with the development of the Cyrillic and Glagolitic scripts.

He was well acquainted with Methodius.

Many claim that Clement had unique insight into Methodius’s life.

He was a significant author.

One of the most prolific authors of Old Church Slavonic was St. Clement of Ohrid.

One university bears his name.

Clement was honored with the name of Sofia University, the country’s first modern university.

He is likewise well-known in Russia.

Russia received a large number of St. Clement’s teachings and sermons.

Why it matters that Saint Clément of Ohérid

History is everything.

North Macedonia observes St. Clement of Ohrid Day as a public holiday to honor its independence. Thousands of people have struggled and worked hard to achieve this independence.

Today is a day to rejoice.

St. Clement of Ohrid Day is observed with ceremonies and celebrations, even though the majority of stores and offices may be closed. You now have an excuse to rejoice and savor the day!

This is a day to cherish.

St. Clement of Ohrid Day honors and commemorates individuals who have contributed to the spread of Christianity in addition to St. Clement. It would be unfair to ignore the day as a result.


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