We are celebrating Zaharija Bagiamis Moisiovski life!. Born in beautiful Klabucista, Macedonia.
Baba Zara is survived by her daughter Anna, Anna’s husband Bill and their children Eleni and Andrew. She is also survived by her son Chris, his wife Angie and their children Christian and Jake. She will finally be reunited with her beloved husband Atanas, whom she loved greatly.
Will be forever missed by her grandchildren and all extended family and friends near or far. Baba Zara was a changer. She loved to help in the Community and was always looking on how to help working for God's purpose. She was very spiritual and loved her Church. There was many times Baba Zara would help organize events to help for the needy and working at Saint Clements Auxiliary to help raise money for Saint Clements. Baba Zara also helped organize with the Priests the first ever pilgrimage for the Macedonian Community to Israel.
Baba Zara spend a lot of time at Saint Ilija Mississauga Church when it was just a trailer. She was there because she wanted to see the Macedonian Community grow And she said that God called for her to be there.
She would bring along all her friends there to Mississauga so the church was full.
She build the Church Choir there and helped Father Ilija grow the Congregation every way possible. That was a proud moment for her. Working along side Father Ilija Donev from the beginning. She loved him very much. When she felt the job was done. She went back and started going to Saint Clements and started helping Father Jovan and Father Trajko.
One thing Baba Zara wanted to do is to have all the churches follow the same Slavonic signing in all the Macedonian churches. As everyone was doing their own singing and not following the Slavonic signing like in Macedonia. Also Baba Zara noticed that Communion was given at the wrong time and the Nafora was not given right at the end of church and not in the middle of the service as all Orthodox Churches do it. She would change that by going back to Macedonia and meeting with Otec Partenije the Head Monk from the biggest Monestary in Macedonia.
Baba Zara was taught by Otec Partenij how the choir should sing and brought back
to Canada the Old Slavonic signing. Working with Father Ilija Donev, Father Trajko who them moved back to Saint Clements and Father Jovan and the Church Conductor. Things started to change.And with much practice the Saint Clement of Ohrid choir adapted the new Slavonic singing. It was music to everyone's ears. She dearly loved Father Trajko and Father Jovan like her own brothers.
Baba Zara then went to St Dimitrija in Markham and St Nedela in Ajax to change history for our Churches forever by adopting the old Slavonic Orthodox Choir signing. Baba Zara was not done yet. Baba Zara worked fiercely with Father Jovan and Father Ilija Donev and Father Trajko to change how Communion was given at Saint Clements.
Everyone loved the old tradition to give Communion at the end of church and there was fierce backlash. But the priests and Baba Zara worked for a year to get done the right way. With God's grace it was done!! And soon after that was implemented in St Clements all churches in Canada started to give Communion at the middle of the service (as it is proper) and give the Nafora by the priests at the end of Service.
There was not one Macedonian church where Baba Zara would go that Baba Zara was not recognized. by her fierce love for the Church and to help where she can to make change that would last forever.
The changes that Baba Zara made are still seen and thriving in every Macedonian Church in Canada today and forever!!!
Memory Eternal. She will always be in our hearts.
You can make a donation to Saint Clemens of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Church in lieu of her Memory.
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Memory Eternal. She will always be in our hearts
We want to Thank every worker at the Hellenic Home
for caring about Zaharija. She loved everyone there and had much fun with her Aunt Yaya Zoe which their rooms where side by side. Thank you from our family. ❤️
St. Clement Of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral