One of the island’s most ancient monasteries is located on this mountain.
Memorial litia at the Tymvos Macedonitissas Military Cemetery
Cathedral of St. George in Paralimni, where Patriarch Kirill was presented with symbolic keys to the city and to the hearts of the local residents
This is how “Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia” is written in Greek.
Solemn assembly of the Holy Synod of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Cyprus
In anticipation of the Patriarch’s arrival at the Convent of St. Heracleidius
Military musicians honor their comrades at the memorial cemetery in Nicosia.
Wreath-laying at the “Imprisoned Graves” in the Central Jail of Nicosia
Memorial litia at the memorial for heroes of the struggle for the liberation of Cyprus from colonial rule
Greeks have a special regard for Russian Orthodoxy. Patriarch Kirill was met not only by Russian compatriots, but also by the local inhabitants.
Memorial cemetery in which 499 Greek Cypriots who perished in the liberation movement for the island’s independence from Turkey between 1964 and 1974 are buried.
Nicosia, one of the island’s most ancient cities
Patriarch Kirill being welcomed to Cyprus with full honors
Patriarch Kirill being shown the ghost-town of Famagusta
Patriarch Kirill’s first interview in Cyprus
Flower petals for the Patriarch
In anticipation of the Patriarch’s visit to the Convent of St. Heracledius
Solemn meeting of the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus
The ghost town of Famagusta, now uninhabited
Photographs by Milena Faustova.