Orthodox believers in Macedonia are celebrating Tuesday one of the most important Christian holidays - the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God.
The observance kicked off last night with evening masses in all temples of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. Today, believers are visiting all churches and monasteries bearing the name of the Mother of God.
She is considered to be a protector of all Christians and the City of Skopje. Traditionally, a great gathering is being organized in Dolna Matka monastery, crowned by a holly mass. President Gjorgi Ivanov has attend the religious ceremony.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, informally known as The Assumption, according to the Christian beliefs, was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.