Saturday, February 27, 2016

Monastery Saint Joachim Osogovski - Kriva Palanka

Monastery Saint Joachim Osogovski - Kriva Palanka
Monastery Joakim Osogovski on the slopes of the Osogovo mountain, exsisted on this location since XI century - a time when Joakim Osogovski lived.
Today there are no traces of the original monastery, but on this place monastery church was built which exists until modern times.
The hagiography of Joakim Osogovski says that during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Manojlo Comnenus (1143-1180), a priest Theodore from village Osmir-Dol, Ovco Pole, remaining a widower, became a monk and founded a monastery in the vicinity of today's monastery Joakim Osogovski, devoting this monastery to Joakim.
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