Metropolitan Hilarion Visits a Russian Church under Construction in Cyprus

Pravmir.com team | 13 May 2022

In the city of Limassol in Cyprus, the construction of a church in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, which is being built to meet the spiritual needs of the Russian-speaking inhabitants of the island, is coming to an end.

On May 12, 2022, during a working trip to Cyprus, the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with the rector of the church, Archpriest Pavel Povalyaev, reports the DECR.

Metropolitan Hilarion got acquainted with the progress of the construction, which is nearing completion, with the project of interior decoration, examined the building of the clergy house, where an active Sunday school, lecture hall and a refectory are located.

At the end of his visit, the metropolitan wished Father Pavel, as well as all the benefactors and founders of the church, God’s help in their God-pleasing work.

It is noted that services for the Russian-speaking Orthodox community of Limassol have been performed since 1995. In 1997, on the initiative of Metropolitan Chrysanth of Limassol, a land parcel was donated to the Russian Orthodox Church for the construction of a Russian church.

On June 9, 2012, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, during his visit to the Cypriot Orthodox Church, consecrated the foundation stone of the future church. In September 2020, the construction of the clergy house was completed. On February 5, 2021, the rite of consecrating the crosses on the domes of the church was performed.

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