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The foundations of the first church in the Russian style in Macedonia today were consecrated and placed in Aerodrom municipality.

The act of consecration of the church dedicated to the “Holy Trinity” was performed by the Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia HH Stephen and Sergey Samsonenko is its founder.

This ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Oleg Shcherbak, Mayor of the City of Skopje Koce Trajanovski and the Mayor of Aerodrom Municipality Ivica Konevski.

Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia HH Stephen noted that Macedonia is rich with churches, but today’s act of setting the foundations of a Russian church is extremely important that will contribute to the rapprochement of Russia and the Macedonian people and represents a bridge for further rapprochement.

-The Church will be the piece of the Russian soul in the Macedonian country. Now we need a helping hand, in particular ecclesiastical and we expect it with great hope. This new temple shall witness and confirm our mutual love and respect, be a home that will testify our common faith and love, said Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia HH Stephen.

Sergey Samsonenko noted that the construction of a Russian Orthodox Church in Macedonia is the right thing to merge our peoples, because, as noted, has great spiritual closeness.

– In the future there will be no hatred, as there was no before, we have to be closer together in joy and in sorrow. We have to respect our history and tradition, which was respected for centuries by our ancestors, Samsonenko said.

The church dedicated to “St. Trinity” is due in 2015, and the contractor is “Zikol”.

Photo: MIA

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