The Macedonian Orthodox Church

Cepreganov, Todor and Angelovska-Panova, Maja and Zajkovski, Dragan (2014) The Macedonian Orthodox Church. In: Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty - First Century. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, London and New York, pp. 426-438. ISBN 978-0-415-68490-3

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The dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was the result of deep economic and political contradictions which socialism could not resolve without democracy, human rights and a market economy. In addition, many foreign factors contributed also to the process of dismemberment of the country. The turning point took place in January 1990 when the XIV Congress of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia led to political transition and a reconsideration of the position of Macedonia in the federation. This political process was paralleled by the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) strengthening its jurisdictional claims over the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC). During the post-1990 period the MOC became an integrative part of the social and political life of the Republic of Macedonia. This chapter focuses on the activity of the Macedonian Orthodox Church after the country’s political independence and discusses relations between the MOC with the SOC and other religious communities in the Republic of Macedonia.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Humanities > History and archaeology
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Todor Cepreganov
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 08:21
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2014 08:21

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