St. Clement of Ohrid and his presentations in Art

St. Clement of Ohrid and his presentations in Art

23. 05. 2016 – 06. 06. 2016


The 48th traditional manifestation “Macedonia Honoring St. Cyril”, in 2016 was held in Rome, Italy and was marked by the celebration of two significant anniversaries, 1130 years since the arrival of St. Clement of Ohrid in our city and 1100 years of his reposal. On this occasion, NI Institute and Museum-Ohrid organized appropriate exhibition that was opened on May 23rd at the Pontifical University Urbaniana at the Vatican.

The exhibition presented 18 copies of frescoes depicting St. Clement, alone or together with other saints from the churches in the Republic of Macedonia and neighboring Balkan countries. There were also displayed five icons from 13th to 19th centuries from the collection of our institution, including the oldest painted icon portraying St. Clement of Ohrid, which, along with the wooden relief icon, is the oldest icon depicting the patron of Ohrid.

Part of the exhibition were a number of photographs of churches where in a certain period of the history the relics of the saint have rested, photos of the relics of the saint, his grave at Plaoshnik, as well as photographs of contemporary works, monumental sculptures presenting this saint.

“St. Clement of Ohrid and his presentations in Art” at the Pontifical University Planners Vatican