Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Treskavec Monastery

About ten kilometers from Prilep, in the arms of the massive rocks of  Zlatovrv, there is the church Mother of God's Ascending, which with the dormitory shelters and the dining room of the Treskavec Monastery, provide God's energy and spiritual tranquility to this wonderful picturesque area.

The highland offers a clear view of all Pelagonija Plane, the mountains Pelister, Babuna and Kajmakcalan. The evening street lights in all parts of Prilep witness different events of the inhabitants of Prilep, Bitola and Krusevo.

Treskavec Monastery is believed to have been built in the 13th Century, during the rule of the Byzantine emperors Andronic II and Mihailo III who, according to the writings on the frescoes at the entrance gate, were the first donors to this monastery.

Its complex and diversified architecture points to the fact that the monastery was subjected to tearing down. Most probably, the monastery was renovated in the 14th Century, during the time of the Serb king Milutin.

The frescoes in the Church of St.Mary Mother of God (Македонски: Света Богородица), date from different periods. The oldest ones are on the walls of the two towers from the 15th Century. They illustrate themes of the calendar and of saints presented in full size. 

The portraits of the monastery founders, placed on the east wall of the south porch, were painted in the second half of the 14th Century. The picture of the Mother of God is painted in the nisa of the south door of the naos. According to the painting technique, this fresco belongs to the period of the 15th Century.

The naos is enriched with frescoes that were made towards the end of the 15th Century. The frescoes in the first zone are particularly interesting. The depict figures of standing saints in full natural size. They are dressed in noblemen's' clothes and wear richly decorated hats on their heads.

The frescoes were made by the hands of the Krusevo painting group from the 19th century are most remarkable.

Treskavec Monastery has other valuable artifacts. Most remarkable among them are the ones made in shallow wood carving: the two wing doors and the Emperor's Gate from the 16th Century, then the Kosmitos Cross from the 17th Century. It is worth mentioning the choir seats, the numerous holiday icons and the icons of the Apostles from the 17th and 18th Century.

People have been telling the legend of how Treskavec monastery came to life. It has a great religious and cultural significance. It says that on the day in honour of St. Mary Mother of God, the people from Prilep and Varosh, were all gathered in the little Church called Prichesta to celebrate the holy day. While the service was still going on a laud crash was heard hitting the monastery. 

The next mourning, the most courageous men of the village armed well and went to see what had happened. When they entered the monastery, they saw a murdered beast over the bones of the monks. After that event, the people reconstructed the monastery and continued to serve their religion like before. From that time on, the monastery was called Treskavec (crash place), because of the loud crash that was heard in it a long time ago.


  1. nice, treba da ima poveke vakvi promotori na nasata drzava
    BRAVO za tebe!

  2. Браво алал да ти е за овој пост...

    еве и тука малку инфо за манастирот, кој се уште не сме го посетиле

  3. I ԁelight in, cause I found exactly what I used tο be havіng a loοk for.
    Yоu have еnded my fοuг day long hunt!
    Gοd Bless you man. Ηave a nice day.
    ByеWatch The Clone Wars Season 5 Episode 9
    My web site : The Clone Wars Season 5 Episode 9 Free Stream

  4. At this time I am ready to do my breakfast, later than having my breakfast coming again to read other news.

    Also visit my website how To detox your body

  5. Hi there, I enjoy reading through your article post.
    I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

    Also visit my web page ... [主页]

  6. Hi there are using Wordpress for your site platform?

    I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and create my own.
    Do you need any html coding knowledge to make your own blog?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

    My blog ... how to Lose Belly Fat -

  7. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of
    any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    Feel free to visit my page Starcraft 2 Hack

  8. This article will help the internet visitors for creating new website
    or even a weblog from start to end.

    my site ...

  9. I believe this is one of the so much significant information for me.

    And i am glad studying your article. However wanna observation on some common things, The website taste is perfect, the articles is in point of fact
    nice : D. Good process, cheers

    Also visit my web-site: tigari electronice timisoara

  10. Unquestionably imagine that that you said. Your favourite justification seemed to be on
    the net the easiest thing to take into account of.
    I say to you, I certainly get irked while people consider concerns that they plainly don't realize about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest as well as defined out the whole thing with no need side effect , other folks can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thank you

    Look at my homepage - Coconut Oil For Hair

  11. My brother recommended I would possibly like this website.
    He was once entirely right. This publish actually made my day.
    You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information!


    Stop by my web site :: Unknown

  12. If you are going for most excellent contents like me, simply pay a quick visit
    this web page daily for the reason that it gives feature contents, thanks

    Also visit my web page: Unknown

  13. Thank you for the good writeup. It if truth be told was once a entertainment
    account it. Look complicated to far delivered agreeable from you!
    By the way, how can we communicate?

    Here is my web blog ... Unknown

  14. When I originally commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added" checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get three
    e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people
    from that service? Thank you!

    Also visit my web page Unknown

  15. Please let me know if you're looking for a article writer for your weblog. You have some really good articles and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I'd
    absolutely love to write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please send me an e-mail if interested. Many thanks!

    my webpage ... Download 7Zip

  16. Hi there, yup this post is in fact nice and I have
    learned lot of things from it regarding blogging.

    Also visit my blog: Unknown

  17. Great weblog here! Additionally your website rather a lot up very fast!
    What web host are you the usage of? Can I get your affiliate link for your
    host? I desire my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

    Also visit my web page; Stretch marks

  18. This is the perfect blog for anyone who would like to understand this topic.
    You realize a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I
    actually will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic which has been discussed for years.
    Excellent stuff, just excellent!

    Look at my blog :: Http://Www.Bestcoconutoilforhair.Com

  19. Howdy I am so thrilled I found your site, I really found you by mistake, while
    I was searching on Yahoo for something else, Regardless I am here now and would
    just like to say kudos for a fantastic post and a all round
    thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time
    to look over it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the excellent work.

    Also visit my web blog ... Psn Code Generator

  20. What's Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I've found
    It positively useful and it has helped me out loads. I am hoping to give a contribution & help
    different users like its helped me. Good job.

    Feel free to visit my web blog; Unknown

  21. Hello mates, nice paragraph and nice arguments commented at
    this place, I am genuinely enjoying by these.

    Feel free to surf to my web site - Generateur De code psn

  22. I go to see day-to-day some web sites and websites
    to read content, however this webpage presents feature based articles.

    Also visit my site :: Unknown

  23. I feel that is one of the most vital info for me.
    And i am satisfied reading your article. But should commentary on few common issues,
    The site style is perfect, the articles is actually great
    : D. Just right task, cheers

    My web-site - ps3 jailbreak

  24. Great post. I am going through many of these issues as well.

    Also visit my webpage; Dry scalp vs dandruff

  25. Greetings! Very useful advice within this post! It's the little changes that produce the most significant changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

    my blog post :: PS3 Jailbreak 4.41

  26. I have read some good stuff here. Certainly worth
    bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to make such a
    wonderful informative web site.

    Also visit my blog post :: Microsoft Office Gratuit

  27. You can definitely see your skills in the article you write.
    The world hopes for even more passionate writers
    such as you who aren't afraid to mention how they believe. Always go after your heart.

    my web page; benefits of coconut oil

  28. Keep this going please, great job!

    Review my webpage - refinishing Hardwood floors

  29. Thanks for finally talking about > "Treskavec Monastery" < Loved it!

    Look at my page :: diarrhea remedies

  30. What's Happening i'm new to this, I stumbled upon this I've found It positively useful and it has helped me out loads. I'm hoping to contribute & help other users like its aided me.
    Great job.

    Here is my web blog ...

  31. When someone writes an post he/she keeps the plan of a user in his/her brain
    that how a user can understand it. Thus that's why this article is perfect. Thanks!

    Feel free to surf to my website; Eco Sanctuary

  32. Hi there very cool website!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .

    . I will bookmark your website and take the feeds additionally?
    I am happy to seek out a lot of useful info here in the
    post, we want develop more techniques on this regard, thanks
    for sharing. . . . . .

    my blog ... Ps3 Jailbreak Firmware

  33. My partner and I stumbled over here by a different web page and thought I may as well check things out.

    I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to exploring your web page again.

    Here is my webpage :: The Interlace

  34. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this
    board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much.
    I hope to give something back and help others like you aided

    Also visit my site: Cheap Louis Vuitton Bags

  35. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation
    but I find this matter to be actually something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I'll try to get the hang of it!

    Feel free to visit my website - your anchor text

  36. Thank you for any other informative site. The place else could
    I am getting that type of information written in such
    a perfect approach? I have a challenge that I'm simply now working on, and I have been at the look out for such info.

    Take a look at my homepage Psn Code Generator

  37. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation?
    My site has a lot of unique content I've either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know any techniques to help reduce content from being stolen? I'd certainly appreciate it.

    Also visit my web blog: World Of Tanks Hack

  38. Great blog here! Also your website loads up fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?

    I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

    Take a look at my webpage; Ps3 Jailbreak Download Free

  39. Does your website have a contact page? I'm having problems locating it but, I'd like to send you an e-mail.
    I've got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

    Here is my blog post: psn code generator

  40. Wonderful article! That is the kind of information that are
    supposed to be shared across the internet. Shame on Google
    for now not positioning this post higher! Come
    on over and talk over with my website . Thanks =)

    Feel free to surf to my web page Minecraft Gift Code Generator

  41. Informative article, exactly what I wanted to find.

    Here is my site; Code Psn Gratuit