Macedonia-02756 - St. Bogorodica Bolnicka - Interesting Legend
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St. Bogorodica Bolnicka is small and very old church. The style of the architecture and frescoes indicate that it originates from the 14th century.
A local legend: "Since the Middle Ages the church was prohibited to conduct Mass, wedding or baptizing ceremony. People believed that under the church there were dark corridors where the evil powers lived and harmed people. During one baptizing a child died and while a wedding was happening the bride died.
There is a document dating from 1694 which says that any priest coming to Ohrid it is forbidden to conduct any kind of service in this church.