AGATHANGEL, Metropolitan (Atanas Stankovski) (Skopje, 11 Ⅲ 1955) – Archbishop of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. Prior to receiving monasticism, he was a priest in parish duty. He graduated from the Macedonian Orthodox Seminary (1975/76) and graduated from the Faculty of Theology in Skopje (1995), ordained a deacon at the 7th and 9th Ⅰ 1979. for the priest, and for the archpriest was made in 1988. A parish priest was in the temple "St. wmt. Giorgi "in Chair, and in Australia in" St. Mother of God "in Brisbane, in" St. wmt. Demetrius "in Springville and in" St. Nicholas "in Preston, for some time was a bishop's deputy for Australia. After returning to Macedonia, he was a parish priest in the churches "St. wmt. Dimitri "and" St. Kliment Ohridski "in Skopje. He also worked as an AUO, the Faculty of Theology and the Synod. He became a monk on 5 Ⅱ 1998, on June 24 he was elected, and on July 12, the same. year ordained for the vicar bishop of the Skopje Metropolis, with the title Bishop the Great. On 13 Ⅱ 2000 he was elected and enthroned for the Metropolitan Vardar Valley. From 2002 to 2006 he was a Bregalnica Metropolitan, and from 1 Ⅹ 2006 again Metropolitan Vardar Valley. For several years, he is also managing the Macedonian Orthodox Seminary in Drachevo (Skopje) and HO "Gyakonia". LIT: Ratomir Grozdanoski, Stefan Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia, Skopje, 2000. Rath. Gr.
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