Until 1945 in the monastery lived monk fraternity (brotherhood). Then communist authorities banned the activities of monks and the monastery was turned into stables. By 1999 the monastery was almost ruined, but thanks to the initiative of the abbot of the St. Jovan Bigorski Monastery, Archimandrite Parthenius, the monastery was renewed. Today in this Monastery is renewed a female monastic sisterhood, which has a sister relationship with the Monastery "Nativity of the Virgin Mary" from Boston, USA.
The Monastery, i.e. the nun sisterhood, is famous also by hand made “miter” (mitra, crown, part of the liturgical vestments of Orthodox bishops). These mitras wear all Macedonian bishops, but also bishops in Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Romania, and even the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinopolis.
St. George the Victorious is now one of the most beautiful Macedonian monasteries. Here every year traditionally is celebrated the St. George's Day (6. May), which is also the Rajchica village patron day. On this day people from Debar, Ohrid, Gostivar, Bitola, Skopje, Kochani and other places attend the celebration.
How to get there?
This Monastery can be reached from two directions: from the city of Struga, or from Mavrovi Anovi village (at Mavrovo Lake). At the site R1 you can park the car.
The cache is a logbook in a folio. Be extremely careful not to push it to deep in the hole!!!
Sources: Wikipedia, other internet sources. Photos: Internet and original (by Galejnik)