At the entrance of village Gradeshnica (Mariovo region) in the Municipality of Novaci, 52 km from Bitola city, in the village cemetery is located on a small in size church, which in some sources is mentioned as St.George, but among the population is known as the church of St. Demetrius.
The Church St. Demetrius is a single-nave building, half round-arched. Judging from the preserved columns with decorated capitals probably they originate from an older church. It is known that the village Gradeshnica was inhabited from early times, and it has a rich Christian tradition. Proof of this is the church St. Andonija in the upper end of the village, remains of which still exist today, which was actually an old Roman villa, and in IV, V century AD was adapted into a church.
The church St. Demetrius is built of well-formed stone and particularly specific is the stone altar – the iconostasis, which has a wall thickness, and in which in fresco decoration are handed the portraits of Jesus Christ, Mother of God, St. Demetrius, and St. Nikola.
Preserved fresco paintings depicting the nave and the iconostasis are different from those in the apse. Judging by the treatment and stylistic characteristics of this painting, it probably belongs to the fourteenth century.