On the left of Karpoš Square, coming from the stone bridge, we discover the white walls of the Sveti Dimitrija church, dedicated to Demetrios of Thessaloniki, martyr of the fourth century and holy Christian among the most revered in the Orthodox sphere. The present building was built in the eighteenth century and enlarged from 1886 to 1894, on the remains of a church dating back to the sixteenth century. From the eighteenth century until the middle of the nineteenth century, it was the cathedral of Skopje, before the church of the Nativity of the Virgin was built (a little further east on the same bank of the Vardar). The bell tower dates from 1908. Devastated by the earthquake of 1963, it was subsequently redecorated. Almost unique in the world, to help bring communities closer together, church bells ring at the time of calls for prayer by Muslims. Behind the church, at the location of the Holocaust Museum, was the Evresko Maalo, the Jewish quarter of the city, disappeared in 1963.
Miracle. On April 8, 2012, the saints of the saints represented on the church frescoes began to shine in an unusual way. This immediately triggered a popular piety movement, with hundreds of followers moving to contemplate the phenomenon, described as «miracle» by the church's pope. The miracle, which coincided with Easter celebrations, would probably be due to increased humidity in the walls.
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