The Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon (Macedonian: Црква Свети Климент и Пантелеjмон, romanized: Crkva Sveti Kliment i Pantelejmon; Greek: Άγιοι Κλήμης και Παντελεήμων, romanized: Agioi Klēmēs kai Panteleēmōn) is a Byzantine church situated on Plaošnik in Ohrid, North Macedonia. It is attributed to Saint Clement of Ohrid, a disciple of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius. Archaeologists have come to believe that the church is located on the site where the first students of the Glagolitic alphabet (used to translate the Bible into Old Church Slavonic) were taught into the First Bulgarian Empire.
The original church is believed to have been built when Saint Clement arrived in Ohrid at the request of Boris I of Bulgaria and restored an old church. Sources say that Saint Clement was not satisfied with the size of the church and therefore built a new one over it and assigned Saint Panteleimon as its patron saint.
J Suarez | Jul 4, 2018
Interesting place, specially the basilica archeological places. However the church is destroying the environment building like crazy around the church. Pity.
Ljubomir Nikolovski | Apr 8, 2018
Visit Ohrid our Macedonian (European) Jerusalem. Each day, another church(monastery, basilica).... Day by day... and you have visited 365 churches. Today, you should visit St. Pantelejmon, church built by St. Clement Of Ohrid (some historians belive he was born in Southern Macedonia). St. Clement and St. Naum were two Macedonian students of St. Methodius who followed him during his mission in Moravia. Founder of the First Slavic University located on Plaosnik in Ohrid.....
Anno Vi | Mar 20, 2018
Unfortunately the Roman bath with the water channeling system to and aquaduct and large part of the mosaic is closed for archelogical work. The sites also in the process of constructing a new museum and theological university, so it felt a bit like a construction sites. Look out for the catacomb in the newly restored church, and the tombs of a kind and generous Muslim family who instead of paying tax, built mosque, soup-kitchen for poor and orphanage. Alot of history, a nice place that requires a good guide.
A M | Jun 17, 2018
Beautiful and still in function (there was a baptism ceremony when we visited).
Martin Grupcev | Mar 20, 2018
A beautiful church located near the Ohrid Lake.
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