Macedonian Cross

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The Macedonian Cross.

The Macedonian Cross (Macedonian: Македонски крст), also known as Veljusa Cross (Крстот од Вељуса) is a variation of the Christian cross which is mainly connected with the Christianity in Macedonia. The cross is a symbol of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. The cross can be found on many churches in Macedonia, it is displayed on the coat of arms of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, and the cross is the main element of the "Holy Macedonian Cross Table Medal" of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.[1]


The cross was first displayed in the "Holy Mother of God" church in Veljusa Monastery near Strumica. It is known that the church was built in 1085 AD. The cross has been painted on the façade of the church. At the beginning, this cross was associated with the monastery and Strumica Region, but later it became a well known symbol of the Church of Macedonia.[2]



  1. ^ "МПЦ додели највисоки одличја на 22 еминентни научници, уметници и бизнисмени" (in Macedonian). Премин. 6 April 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  2. ^ Горгевски, Бранко (2008-04-13). "Македонскиот крст од Велјуса доби благослов" (in Macedonian). Дневник. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 

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