On the Sunday of All Saints (15th of June 2014 AD) His Grace, the Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia Stephen officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St Nicholas in Sveti Nikole, with the concelebration of His Eminence, Metropolitan of Kumanovo and Osogovo Dr. Joseph, the Diocesan Hierarch – His Eminence, Metropolitan of Bregalnica Hilarion, the Very Reverend Archimandrite and Hegumen of the Monastery of Lesnovo Damascene, the Dean of the Faculty of Theology, the Very Reverend Protopresbyter Dr. Aco Girevski and the clergy of the Diocese of Bregalnica.
Prior to the Divine Liturgy, the teaching assistant of the Faculty of Theology and reader, M.Th. Kirche Trajanov was ordained a subdeacon by His Grace, the Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia Stephen. At the Liturgy, he was ordained a deacon and His Grace addressed the faithful with a paternal homily.
After the Liturgy, a foundation-stone of a church of St. Lydia of Macedonia in Sveti Nikole was set by the Primate and Hierarchs. His Grace addressed the faithful for the second time, expressing his hopes that this pious deed will be completed very soon. Metropolitan of Bregalnica Hilarion expressed his gratitude towards the spiritual father of the Macedonian nation, His Grace the Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia Stephen and the Metropolitan of Kumanovo and Osogovo Dr. Joseph for their great blessings for Sveti Nikole and the Diocese. He also addressed the Initiative Committee, expressing His gratitude over their insistence and consistency in the dedication of building this church.
For the attendees there was an agape lunch prepared in the Macedonian restaurant “Mechkuevska kukja” in Sveti Nikole.