Sts. Peter and Paul, Ljubojno, Prespa Region

Тhe church dedicated to Sts. Peter and Paul is located in dense forest above the village of Ljubojno. From the Belltower of this church, the visitors can experience one of the most beautiful views towards Prespa Lake.

St. Peter and Paul church, Ljubojno village, Prespa Region, MacedoniaAccording to the inscription above the entrance to the church, it was built in 1923, and especially interesting is the story of how it happened.

St. Peter and Paul church, Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia

St. Peter and Paul church, Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia

Nichola Hr. Stasovski originating from Ljubojno was living in the USA in 1922. One night he had a dream in which an old man with a long beard came and told him to build a church on the present location and to dedicate it to the saint’s Peter and Paul.

St. Peter and Paul, Ljubojno village, Prespa

He did not pay attention to it.

After some time, he again had the same dream but now the old man threatened:

“If you don’t build the church, you’ll see what’ll happen to you.”

Then he told his brother Joshe and both of them returned from USA to build the church. With the help of the whole village, the church was finished in 1923. According to the story, he spent all the money he brought back, so he left again to earn more and finish the church.

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Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia - panorama
Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia - panorama
Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia - panorama

 

St. Peter and Paul church, Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia
St. Peter and Paul church, Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia
St. Peter and Paul church, Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia
St. Peter and Paul church, Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia
St. Peter and Paul church, Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia
St. Peter and Paul church, Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia
Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia - Panorama
St. Peter and Paul church, Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia
St. Peter and Paul church, Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia
Ljubojno village, Resen Municipality, Macedonia - Panorama