Macedonian Orthodox Church — Ohrid Archdiocese
July 1, 2022
The Macedonian Orthodox Church - Ohrid Archbishopric (MPC — OA) is an autocephalous church in Northern Macedonia. She received the Tomos on autocephaly from the Serbian Patriarch Porphyry in Belgrade on June 5, 2022. It was established as an autonomous church in 1959 within the Serbian Orthodox Church. It declared autocephaly independently in 1967, and from then until May 2022, it was in a schism. The cessation of the schism is an act of return to autonomous status within the Serbian Orthodox Church, published on May 16, 2022. The liturgy of reconciliation between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian Orthodox Church-OA was held on May 19, 2022 in the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade. At the Holy Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Clement of Ohrid in Skopje on May 24, 2022, Serbian Patriarch Porphyry announced that the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church unanimously decided to recognize the autocephaly of the Macedonian Orthodox Church - Ohrid Archbishopric. In 2022, the church hierarchy of this church (naming it as the "Ohrid Archbishopric") as canonical and valid for the pan-Orthodox world, establishing canonical and liturgical cooperation. .