The Book “Fragments” by Bishop of Heraklea Clement
In the preface to this book father Nikola Trajkovski, abbot of the St. Nicolas Monastery from Mariovo, notices: “The Biblical and Holy Father’s semantics, the colour of a personal spiritual experience in a concrete space and time, the possibilities of the figurative speech in the creativity and thinking of the Macedonian people make the recognisable discourse of Bishop Clement. It’s obvious that his authentic poetry, the relation to the word and mind is tended and overcome through all stairs in a search for own spiritual and national identity. I believe that the most of readers will not meet for the first time with a specific language, which even in the creative act is helped by the power of the synergy and communication.
However, the language of the person who tasted the untellable in prayer, is somewhat different: It’s a language, of a person who stands in front of the Living God and in front of the close one. It’s a language which is skillful not to seduce but to belong, which is not caught in the chains of individuality or is not closed in chains of individualism, which is not burdened with the risk of human-indulgence. Certainly, it’s one of the reasons that even a classic interview for such a talker can become a creation challenge. In “Fragments” we find attitudes that offer a deeply endured exegesis of the spiritual conditions that experiences a Macedonian in our time.”
Report: Publishing House „Templum“