The President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, sent a congratulation message to the Head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church – Ohrid Archbishopric, Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia, H.H. Stefan, on the occasion of the great Christian holiday of Epiphany.
Your Holiness Stephen,
It is my great pleasure and honor to congratulate you personally and the members of the Holy Synod, the venerable monasticism and clergy, and all Orthodox believers, the great Christian holiday of Epiphany, and wish you peace, and luck.
Epiphany reminds us of the significance of the holy secret of baptism as one of the pillars of the Christian faith. This act of new, spiritual birth confirms the meaning of every believer’s being. Let us not allow in the constant struggle with material challenges, our lifelong paths to be left with no conceptual and moral fortresses and continue to strive to preserve the spiritual values.
At Epiphany, when the waters are sanctified, I wish the most sincere in the hearts of all believers to be the peace, harmony, love, and compassion, shared with all our fellow citizens, contributing to our personal welfare and wellbeing of the whole community.
Many happy returns to the great Christian holiday!
President of the Republic of North Macedonia