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Cyprus’ new Archbishop enthroned, no Russian clerics attend

Cyprus Orthodox Church Archbishop Georgios1

Nicosia, CyprusAP The head of Cyprus’ Orthodox Church Archbishop Georgios formally assumed his new duties Sunday following an enthronement ceremony evoking the splendor of centuries of Byzantine tradition before an audience of clergy from around the world with the notable exception of the Russian church. Russian Patriarch Kirill sent no representatives at the St Barnabas […]

UK man hands Cyprus Church icon taken by his officer father

Cyprus Orthodox Church Archbishop Chrysostomos II

Nicosia, Cyprus AP An 18th-century icon that a British officer spirited out of war-wracked Cyprus in 1974 was returned Wednesday to the island’s Orthodox Church by the officer’s son to reunite it with those “who really appreciate what it stands for”. A representative of the Cyprus Archbishop Chrysostomos II received the icon during a ceremony […]

Cyprus Orthodox Church to restore historic homes amid outcry

Cyprus partially demolished homes

Nicosia, CyprusAP The head of Cyprus’ Orthodox Church on Wednesday pledged to rebuild a row of historic homes that were partially demolished next to an under-construction cathedral amid a public outcry over what government officials described as an “unlawful” action.  The office of Archbishop Chrysostomos II told The Associated Press that that the Archbishop dispatched […]