A conference on the cultural heritage of St. Clement of Ohrid, disciple of Ss. Cyril and Methodius and author of the Cyrillic alphabet in use across much of the Slavic world, was held in the Orthodox Faculty of Theology in Skopje on Friday (June 17). The conference was held as part of the celebration of the Days of Russian Spiritual Culture in Macedonia.
“St. Clement is considered as the first Slavic author, who not only continued the work to translate the Bible, began by Ss. Cyril and Methodius, but also left us his own, original works. He set up the scriptorium in Ohrid which turned this city into a leading center of Slavic culture and the cradle of literacy for all Slavic peoples”, said Velimir Stojkovski, Rector of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University.
Russian Ambassador to Macedonia Oleg Scherbak said that St. Clement of Ohrid is a major historical figure for both the Russian and the Macedonian people. According to professor Dimitar Pandev spoke on the early development of Russian Slavic studies and the influence of the spiritual foundation laid in Ohrid.