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Cathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, Strumica

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Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary is a Byzantine Catholic Church in Strumica, North Macedonia, that serves as Cathedral of the Macedonian Catholic Eparchy of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed in Strumica-Skopje, the only eparchy of the Macedonian Byzantine Catholic Church.


The church was built in 1925 for the needs of settlers after the Second Balkan War in 1913 in Strumica, then in Bulgaria, to Bulgarian Uniates and refugees in Greek Kukush. The project leader is Father Athanasius Ivanov. In 1924 the Macedonian Catholics pass under the jurisdiction of the Eparchy of Križevci and in July 1925 Bishop Dionizie Nyaradi blesses the new church. The church was finished in 1931 and consecrated again by Monsignor Nyaradi. In the parish worked other priests: Father Timothy Yanev, Father Nedeljko Stoychev and Father Cyril Avramchev from 1939 to 1944. Father Athanasius was parochial priest in Strumica from 1944 until his death in 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-12-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 41°26′06″N 22°38′24″E / 41.4350°N 22.6400°E / 41.4350; 22.6400