His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Mr. Porfirije arrived yesterday in the early evening hours at the Kalište Monastery near Struga, where His Beatitude the Bishop of Ohrid and Macedonia Mr. Stefan, the archbishops, the clergy, the monks and hundreds of the faithful prepared a ceremonial reception for him.

In the honor of the Serbian Patriarch Mr. Porfirije, accompanied by the Most Reverend Bishop of Zvornik and Tuzla, Mr. Fotije, a doxology was served in the temple of the ancient Monastery of the Mother of God. Hundreds of believers, old and young, children wearing traditional costumes, did not hide their joy at being able to receive a blessing from the Patriarch.

The monastery dedicated to the Birth of the Most Holy Mother of God in Kalište, on the shores of Lake Ohrid, west of Struga, is adorned with a miraculous icon of the Mother of God. Not far from the church are the healing springs of St. Peter and St. Ananias, as well as the chapel of St. Athanasius in the Cave