Patriarchal Visit to Cyprus (Photo Report)

admin | 11 June 2012

Greek chanters

One of the island’s most ancient monasteries is located on this mountain.

Memorial litia at the Tymvos Macedonitissas Military Cemetery

Patriarchal staff

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


Russian faithful

Solemn meeting of the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus

The ghost town of Famagusta, now uninhabited



Photographs by Milena Faustova.





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