St. John the Baptist, the Christian orthodox holiday in the memory of the Baptist of Jesus Christ, was celebrated in the church dedicated to this saint, on the bank of river Vardar, next to the airplane park in Novo Lisiche, Aerodrom in Skopje. In the presence of many believers, St. John's Divine Liturgy was officiated by His Beatitude, the Head of MOC-OA, Archbishop Stefan. In the Orthodox Church Sv. Jovan (St. John) which is a donation from the businessman Vancho Chifliganec, Ph.D, the family celebration (slava) and Name Day Sveti Jovan (St. John) was celebrated with the priests, believers, with the family members and the colleagues from Adora Engineering. Vancho Chifliganec, Ph.D, the Managing Director of Adora Engineering and the founder of the foundation bearing his name, declared that honesty, solidarity and the desire to help and be humane should unite us for creating a better life. Chifliganec thanked the Archbishop Stefan for the blessing of health, prosperity and happiness, which His Holiness has given to all the constructed buildings and projects of Adora Engineering in the past 18 years.
A day before St. John, the great Christian holiday was celebrated dedicated to the baptism of Jesus Christ, Ephiphany – Vodici, in honor of which the most massive, magnificent celebration was done in the “European Jerusalem”- Ohrid. Thousands of believers and hundreds of bathers gathered around the monument Catcher of a Cross, which was a gift to the biggest tourist center in this country from the godfather of Vodici 2012- Vancho Chifliganec, Ph.D. The authentic symbol of the Honorable Catcher of the Cross in the consecrated waters of Ohrid Lake, which is 3 meters tall, cast in bronze, put on a two-meter-long pedestal of marble relief with Christian motives and Epiphany Scenes, is one of the most visited and photographed attractions of Ohrid for the citizens and tourists.
May these holidays Epiphany and St. John be merry for many years to come!