The Macedonian Cross.
The Macedonian Cross.

The Macedonian Cross (Macedonian: Македонски крст, Makedonski krst), also known as Veljusa Cross (Вељушки крст, Veljuški krst; or Cross from Veljusa (Крстот од Вељуса, Krstot od Veljusa)) and Strumica Cross (Струмички крст, Strumički krst), is a variation of the Christian cross which is mainly connected with the Christianity in North Macedonia. The cross is a symbol of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. The cross can be found on many churches in North Macedonia, it is displayed on the coat of arms of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, and the cross is the main element of the "Holy Macedonian Cross Table Medal" of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.[1]


The cross was first displayed in the "Holy Mother of God" church in Veljusa Monastery near Strumica. It is known that the church was built in 1085 AD. The cross has been painted on the facade of the church. At the beginning, this cross was associated with the monastery and Strumica Region, but later it became a well known symbol of the Church of Macedonia.[2]



  1. ^ "МПЦ додели највисоки одличја на 22 еминентни научници, уметници и бизнисмени" (in Macedonian). Премин. 6 April 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  2. ^ Горгевски, Бранко (2008-04-13). "Македонскиот крст од Велјуса доби благослов" (in Macedonian). Дневник. Archived from the original on 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-06.