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Big Fire in St. John the Baptist Bigorski Monastery ( 30.09.2009 )

On September the 30th, 2009, at 4.00 AM, a big fire broke out in Saint John the Baptist (Bigorski) Monastery. The reasons of fire braking out came out from the very old electric installation in the Monastery buildings. The flames caught the kitchen part first, spreading to the dining room later, and further to the sleeping rooms, the library and the icon gallery. These buildings were totally destroyed in the fire. Fortunately, there were no injured people in this big disaster. The fire was eventually localized and extinguished.


All of us now, the Church, the State, our businessmen and the people of Macedonia must employ our full efforts in renewing the Monastery, as one of our greatest sacredness.