|Metropolitan of Debar and Kichevo|
Timotej of Debar and Kichevo during visit of Rajčica Monastery in May 2011
|Diocese||Debar and Kichevo|
|Elected||21 September 1981|
|Predecessor||Angelarij (Cvetko Krsteski)|
|Birth name||Slave Jovanovski|
|Born||20 October 1951|
|Parents||Aleksandar and Ljuba Jovanovski|
|Occupation||Metropolitan of MOC-OA|
|Alma mater||University of Belgrade|
Timotej of Debar and Kichevo (birth name: Slave Jovanovski) is the current Metropolitan of the Diocese of Debar and Kichevo which is part of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. He was born in Mlado Nagorichane, Kumanovo, on 20 October 1951, Republic of North Macedonia.
Kumanovo ; also known by other alternative names) is a city in North Macedonia and is the seat of Kumanovo Municipality, the largest municipality in the country. Municipal institutions include a city council, mayor, and other administrative bodies.
Debar is a city in the western part of the Republic of North Macedonia, near the border with Albania, off the road from Struga to Gostivar. It is the seat of Debar Municipality. Debar has an ethnic Albanian majority of 74% and is North Macedonia's only city in which ethnic Macedonians do not rank first or second demographically. The official languages are Albanian and Macedonian.
The Macedonian Orthodox Church – Ohrid Archbishopric, or simply the Macedonian Orthodox Church, is the largest body of Christians in the Republic of North Macedonia. It claims ecclesiastical jurisdiction over the Republic of North Macedonia and is also represented in the Macedonian diaspora. In 1959, the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church granted autonomy to the Macedonian Orthodox Church in the then-Socialist Republic of Macedonia as the restoration of the historic Archbishopric of Ohrid, and it remained in canonical unity with the Serbian Church under their Patriarch. In 1967, on the bicentennial anniversary of the abolition of the Archbishopric of Ohrid, the Macedonian Holy Synod unilaterally announced its autocephaly and independence from the Serbian Orthodox Church. The Serbian Holy Synod denounced the decision and condemned the clergy as schismatic. Thenceforth, the Macedonian Church has remained unrecognized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and all the other canonical Orthodox churches in defense of Serbian opposition. Since May 2018 however, the Church′s status has been under examination by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The primate of the Macedonian Orthodox Church is the Metropolitan of Skopje and Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia and of Justiniana Prima.
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Staro Nagoričane Municipality is a municipality in the northern part of North Macedonia. The municipal seat is located in the village Staro Nagoričane. This municipality is part of the Northeastern Statistical Region.
The St. Clement of Ohrid University of Bitola is the second Macedonian state university located mainly in Bitola, with faculties in Prilep, Ohrid, Veles, Kichevo and Skopje. It was founded on 25 April 1979, but the name of St. Clement of Ohrid was not given until late 1994. The number of enrolled students exceeds 15,000.
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North Macedonia–Turkey relations are the bilateral relations between the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Turkey.
Debar Lake is an artificial lake in the western portion of the Republic of North Macedonia near the town of Debar after which it is named. A dam at Špilje blocks the Black Drin, the second longest river in the country.
Sanjak of Dibra, or Sanjak of Debar, was one of the sanjaks of the Ottoman Empire which county town was Debar in Macedonia. The western part of its territory today belongs to Albania and the east to the Republic of North Macedonia.
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Eparchy of Debar and Kičevo is an Eastern Orthodox eparchy (diocese) of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, an autonomous and canonical branch of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North Macedonia. Its historical seat is in the city of Debar. Since 2005, the Eparchy is under administration of Bishop Joakim Jovčevski of Polog and Kumanovo.
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