Saturday, July 29, 2017

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

The monastery dedicated to St. Elijah (Св. Илија) in village Melnica, Mariovo was built on the initiative of Stale Cheshelkov from village Polchishte, with the support of the population from Mariovo.
In 1870 the foundations are placed and the construction was completed two years later, in 1872. When the construction was completed, Miyak craftsmen and painters were called from the village of Tresonche, led by the famous Avram Dichov, son of the famous Dicho Painter (Zograf), the legend of 19th century. The monastery is built in a picturesque part of Mariovo, close to the village Melnica, which today does not exist because of the immigration of the villagers.
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St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia
St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia

St. Elijah monastery in village Melnica Mariovo, Macedonia