Cave church Saint Stefan

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Пештерска црква Свети Стефан
Pesterska crkva Sveti Stefan

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elevation / altitude
755 meters
4.36 km from main square / Ohrid
latitude / longitude
41°4′25″N, 20°48′15″E

Sveti Stefan (Shipokno), 6000 Ohrid

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Above Klimetica hotel.

  about Cave church Saint Stefan

The small cave church dedicated to the first Christian Martyr - Archdeacon Stefan cave church is located on the site Pancir is located some 5km on the road from Ohrid to St. Naum.
The cave church St. Stefan was built using a natural cave. The cave was closed by a stone wall on its southern side. This small cave church with semi-circular ceiling, situated in the cavernous rocks existed earlier in history, in the time when hermits dwelled on the shores of Lake Ohrid. The fresco decoration however, was instated in the 13th century when art activities were blooming.
The Virgin with Christ as well as some of the church fathers like St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom and St. Athanasios of Alexandria are some of the preserved images in this church. The composition of the Deisis and the figure of St. Paraskeve are depicted on the northern wall while the patron of the church, the archdeacon and protomartyr Stephen is presented in the niche of the prothesis.
The dormitories were built near the Sveti Stefan cave church later on.

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Ohrid Museum
Boro Sain 10, 6000 Ohrid
+389 (0)46 262 498
+389 (0)46 231 300
kultura [at] ohrid [dot] gov [dot] mk
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