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The Church of Cyprus


The Orthodox Church of Cyprus was founded in AD 45 by the Apostles Barnabas, Paul and Mark. Barnabas, who was a Cypriot and is considered the founder of the Church of Cyprus, returned to the island with Mark the Evangelist in AD 50 and became, according to tradition, her first Bishop. Barnabas was martyred in AD 57 at Salamis, where his tomb is.

Others also worked for the propagation and spread of Christianity in Cyprus:
Lazaros, Erakleidios, Mnason, Timon, Epaphras, Techikos, Nicanor...
The Church of Cyprus has always been autocephalous. The autocephaly of the Church of Cyprus was confirmed by the 3rd Ecumenical Synod, which met at Ephesus in AD 431. After the discovery of the remains of the Apostle Barnabas and the manuscript of the Gospel according to Matthew, the Archbishop of Cyprus, Anthimos, was awarded three imperial prerogatives by Zenon, Emperor of Byzantium : to sign in red ink, to wear a purple cope at religious ceremonies and to hold an imperial sceptre.

The Supreme Authority of the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus is the Holy Synod, which looks into and solves all matters which are its concern. The Holy Synod today is made up of His Beatitude the Archbishop, President, the Most Reverends Metropolitans of Paphos, Kition, Kyrenia, Limassol, Morphou, Constantia-Ammochostos, Kykkos, Tamasos and Tremithus, and the Right Reverends Bishops of Karpasia, Amathus, Ledra, Chytroi, Neapolis and Mesaoria, members.

1. Holy Archbishopric, Lefkosia
His Beatitude the Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II, seat Nicosia.

Archbishop Kyprianos Square, 1016 Lefkosia,
P.O.Box 21130, 1502 Lefkosia
Tel. 22 55 46 00, Fax. 22 43 04 51 Archbishop’s Office, 22 43 24 70 Holy Archbishopric.
E-mail of Archbishop’ s Office: iakyprou@cy.net , web-site: www.churchofcyprus.org.cy

– Agios Ioannis Cathedral, Archbishop Kyprianos square, 1016 Lefkosia.

Bishops:
His Grace Christoforos, Bishop of Karpasia.
Tel. 22 55 46 00, 22 55 46 03. Fax. 22 43 23 27.
E-mail: karpasiasch@iak.org.cy

His Grace Porfyrios, Bishop of Neapolis.
Square Ambiorix 2, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. Tel. 00322 6124190. Fax. 00322 6124191.
E-mail: info@churchofcypuseu.com , web-site: www.churchofcypuseu.com

His Grace Gregorios, Bishop of Mesaoria.
Tel. 22 55 46 00, 22 55 46 11. Fax. 22 43 17 96, 22 34 62 54.
E-mail: office@churchofcyprus.org.cy

2. Holy Bishopric of Paphos
The Most Reverend Georgios, Metropolitan of Paphos, seat Paphos.

Agiou Theodorou 13, P.O.Box 60054, 8100 Paphos,
Tel. 26 93 20 92, Fax. 26 94 31 30.
E-mail: metropolis@impaphou.org , web-site: www.impaphou.org

– Metropolitan Church of Agios Theodoros.
Agiou Theodorou Str., P.O.Box 60054, 8100 Paphos.

Bishop:
His Grace Nektarios, Bishop of Arsinoi.
Seat Peristerona, Paphos. P.C. 8810. Tel. 26 35 25 15. Fax. 26 35 24 13.

3. Holy Bishopric of Kition, Larnaka
The Most Reverend Chrysostomos, Metropolitan of Kition, seat Larnaca.

Metropoleos Square, P.O.Box 40036, 6300 Larnaka,
Tel. 24 65 22 69, 24 81 50 32, Fax. 24 65 55 88, 24 65 11 33.
e-mail: L.Loizos@logosnet.cy.net , web-site: www.imkitiou.cy.net
– Metropolitan Church of Sotiros, Metropoleos Square, P.O.Box 40036, 6300 Larnaka.

4. Holy Bishopric of Keryneia
The Most Reverend Chrysostomos, Metropolitan of Kyrenia, seat Kyrenia.

Due to the turkish occupation of Keryneia, the Holy Bishopric of Keryneia is since 1974 temporarily located in Lefkosia, at Achilleos 3, 2112 Aglantzia, P.O.Box 20258, 2150 Lefkosia,
Tel: 22 44 42 42, Fax. 22 44 43 30.

5. Holy Bishopric of Lemesos
The Most Reverend Athanasios, Metropolitan of Limassol, seat Limassol.

Agiou Andreou 306, P.O.Box 56091, 3304 Lemesos
Tel. 25 86 43 00, Fax. 25 37 15 48.
e-mail: gramateia@imlemesou.org.cy , web-site: www.imlemesou.org
– Metropolitan Church of Panagias Catholikis,
Enoseos Str. 6, 3041 Lemesos.
– Agia Napa Cathedral, Agiou Andreou Str., 3041 Lemesos.

Bishop:
His Grace Nikolaos, Bishop of Amathus.
Seat Agios Tychon. P.O. Box 56091, 3304 Lemesos. Tel. 25 86 43 00. Fax. 25 34 24 29.

6. Holy Bishopric of Morfou
The Most Reverend Neophytos, Metropolitan of Morphou, seat Morphou.

Due to the turkish occupation of Morfou, the Holy Bishopric of Morfou is temporarily located at Evrychou village.
Tel: 22 87 05 20, 22 93 24 14, Fax: 22 93 30 92.
e-mail: info@immorfou.org.cy , web-site: www.immorfou.org.cy
– Metropolitan Church of Agios Georgios, Agiou Georgiou Str., 2831 Evrychou.

7. Holy Bishopric of Konstantia
The Most Reverend Vasilios, Metropolitan of Konstantia-Ammochostos, seat Ammochostos.

Due to the Turkish occupation of Ammochostos (Famagusta) the Holy Bishopric of Kostantia is temporarily located in Paralimni.
Tel: 23812444, Fax: 23812450
e-mail: info@imconstantias.org.cy , web-site: www.imconstantias.org.cy
–Metropolitan Church of Agios Georgios, Paralimni.

8. Holy Bishopric of Kykkos and Tylliria
The Most Reverend Nikiforos, Metropolitan of Kykkos and Tylliria, seat Kykkos Monastery.

Holy Monastery of Kykkos, Troodos.
Tel: 22390000, Fax: 22942384, 22390767.
e-mail: thllyrias@yahoo.gr , web-site: www.imkykkou.com.cy
–Metropolitan Church of Panagia Chryseleousa of Kykkos.

9. Holy Bishopric of Tamasos and Orinis
The Most Reverend Isaias, Metropolitan of Tamasos and Orinis, seat Deftera.

Episkopeio Village, P.O.Box 14761, 2456 Lefkosia.
Tel: 22465465, Fax: 22624600.
e-mail: info@imtamasou.org.cy , web-site: www.imtamasou.org.cy
–Agios Nikolaos Cathedral, Episkopeio Village.

10. Holy Bishopric of Tremithus
The Most Reverend Varnavas, Metropolitan of Tremithus, seat Idalion.

Dali Village, P.O.Box 11001, 2550 Dali.
Tel : 22527000, Fax: 22526363.
e-mail: info@imtrimythountos.org.cy , web-site: www.imtrimythountos.org.cy
Metropolitan
– Church of Panagia Evangelistria, Dali Village.

11. Holy Monastery of Kykkos
Abbot: The Most Reverend Nikiforos, Metropolitan of Kykkos and Tylliria.

Tel: 22942435, 22390000, Fax: 22942384.
web-site: www.imkykkou.com.cy

12. Holy Monastery of Machairas
Abbot: The Right Reverend Epiphanios, Bishop of Ledra.

Tel.: 22359334, Fax: 22359333.

13. Holy Monastery of Agios Neophytos
Abbot: The Right Reverend Leondios, Bishop of Chytroi.

Tel.: 26652481, Fax: 26653709.
web-site: www.stneophytos.org.cy e-mail: stneoph@logos.cy.net

14. Holy Monastery of Apostle Barnabas
Abbot: The Very Reverend Archimandrite Gabriel.
Tel.: 22590495, 22390000, Fax: 22351852, 22390631.




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