The article is devoted to the history of church life in Macedonia during the occupation from 1941 to 1944, which contributed to the initiation of the organization of the autocephalous Macedonian Orthodox Church. This process was prompted both by the spiritual administration of the Bulgarian Church and the communist government. The growth of the Macedonian Church occurred immediately after World War II with the communist government of Yugoslavia’s active support since they were interested in diminishing the influence of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich
"Church Life in Macedonia During World War II,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 37
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol37/iss4/5