8TH OF DECEMBER - THE DAY OF ST.KLIMENT OHRIDSKI (ST.CLEMENT)

8th of December, is the day of St. Kliment Ohridski (Clement from Ohrid) - the miracle-maker.

The name of St. Kliment Ohridski the miracle worker is the name of the first Macedonian writer, teacher and cleric.
He was a student of Saints Kiril and Metodij (Cyril and Methodius). After the death of St. Methodius, Kliment, under the pressure of the Germans, embarked from Moravija to the south. He crossed Danube with Gorazd, Naum, Sava and Angelarij - together called Petochislenici, staying as a guest at the king Boris from where he went to Ohrid in the area of Kutmitchevica, where in 886 forms the Ohrid literary School or commonly known as the first Slavic University, from which emerged 3,500 ready students.
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Clement is known for having created the Cyrillic alphabet, which is based on the Greek alphabet letters, but modified to adapt to the Slovenian phonetic characteristics.

Besides church and pedagogical activities, especially enlightenment teaching, Clement developed rich literary activity. He was an author of many educational and eulogies writings as: Cyril the Philosopher's praise, praise of the Prophet Zachariah and St. John, praise of Cyril and Methodius, John, Michael and Gabriel. But in his works prevail instructive words that generally refer to Christian saints, St. George, St. Thomas, Sv.Antonij, then words dedicated to the Virgin Mary and words devoted to the events of the life of Jesus Christ.

Presumably, St. Clement was born around the year 830/840. He was buried in the grave that he prepared himself in the church "Sv. Panteleimon. Later, the Holy Church had removed the day of his holiday on his name day, and the day he departed (July 27 / August 9) is celebrated the memory of the Seven Saints (Saints Cyril and Methodius, Clement, Naum, Angelarij, Sava and Gorazd) and the memory of the holy martyr Panteleimon.

He died on July 27th, 916 and was buried in the tomb dug with his own hands in the church dedicated to St. Panteleimon at Plaosnik.
Church St.Kliment on Plaoshnik

St. Clement with St. Naum were the foremost disciples of the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius. They were helping the Solun brothers in achieving the Moravian mission for twenty years in Great Moravia. St. Clement is the patron of Ohrid and entire Ohrid region. The legends tell that whenever an accident was overhanging over the city, the spirit of the saint would appear and saved the city from suffering. Names that celebrate this day are: Kliment (Clement), Klime, Klimentina ...