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Provocations by the Schismatic Church of FYROM

April 19, 2012

Stefan, with the flag behind him.

Source: Proto Thema, 18.04.2012


Having the flag with the Vergina Sun in the background, the archbishop of the schismatic church of Skopje, Stefan, sent his TV message to the Orthodox Christians of the country.

As is well known, FYROM with the Interim Agreement of 1995 withdrew the provocative flag  with the symbol of the ancient Macedonian kings and took on the obligation to stop using it. The church of Skopje, although not recognised by any orthodox church, is, in fact an official institution, which with this move again violates the Interim Agreement.

As the newspaper “Utrinski” comments, the Sun of Vergina, in reality an ancient pagan symbol, is not compatible with Christianity, while the same newspaper notes that reactions from Greece are to be expected, as Greece considers the symbol part of its cultural heritage.

Alexander the Great painted on the dome of the church of Saint Nicolas in Stip.

The schismatic archbishop Stefan is the third pole of propaganda in FYROM, after the Gruevski government and the organisations of the diaspora. He is one of the biggest supporters of the policy of “archaeomacedonism”, that the government has been carrying out methodically these last years; he even gave his blessing for the creation of an icon showing Alexander the Great as a saint on the dome of Saint Nicolas of Stip, which is also decorated with a large mosaic depicting the Vergina Sun.

In 2008 during the official visit of a representation of FYROM to the Vatican for the festivities in memory of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Rome, Stefan had used provocative language, in front of the tomb of the Saint, speaking of Solun – as the Slavs call Thessalonike, occupied by the Greeks: “Saint Cyril, today, in your and our Thessalonike all that you did have become stone. Today, in the town you were born in all is ash and dust and not a single letter of the language which was yours and is ours remains. In the region that then everyone spoke as did you and as do we, today it is illegal not only to speak this language but even for it to exist. Unfortunately, there anything Macedonian is chased and pushed out, while the name of the country is put in doubt as is the name of the Church and truth itself”, he had then provocatively declared.

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