"the monastery of st. naum of ohrid" st. naum Tip by say-no-more

st. naum, Ohrid: 14 reviews and 35 photos

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The Monastery of St. Naum of Ohrid is located on the southern side of the lake ohrid, in the beautiful surrounding of the macedonian-albanian border.
The monastery was originally established by St. Naum himself in the year 900. St. Naum was a contemporary of St. Clement of Ohrid and one of the disciples of the brothers Cyril and Methodious.
The monastery has been one of the leading religious and cultural centers of the Macedonian Christians during the past 11 centuries. Thousands of pilgrims visit the grave of St. Naum who was buried in the monastery. Now, the grave is in a small beautifully frescoed chapel.
There is a legend about hearing St. Naums heartbeats when you standing near the grave. Of course, it's only the water batting against the rocks beneath the monastery, but it sounds really scary...

Website: http://faq.macedonia.org/religion/

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  • Written Sep 12, 2004
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