Elder Germanos Stavrovouniotis (1906-1982)

Elder Germanos Stavrovouniotis (1906-1982)

Elder Germanos was born in the village of Avgorou in the Famagusta region of Cyprus in 1906, to God-fearing parents, Nikolaos and Margarita Hatzigeorgis. When, as a child, he read the life of Saint Ioannis the Hut-Dweller, he was moved to take the decision to follow the monastic way of...

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John X Patriarch of Antioch meets with President of Cyprus

John X Patriarch of Antioch meets with President of Cyprus

August 29 -2016 His Beatitude John X, the Patriarch of Antioch and the entire east met the president of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiaziz at the presidential palace in Nicosia. The meeting took place in the presence of His Beatitude Chrysostom II of Cyprus, and His Eminence Chrystophorus of Carpacia. During the...

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Orthodox in Cyprus Celebrate Epiphany in Occupied Territory

Orthodox in Cyprus Celebrate Epiphany in Occupied Territory

      It seems the day the heavens opened and the Holy Spirit descended as a dove, the borders opened as well! In an article on EURONEWS titled,  Cyprus: Famagusta hosts first Epiphany for 42 years, by Marios Ioannou, it has been reported that 1200 Orthodox faithful attended Epiphany celebrations...

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The Children’s Word: God Loves a Cheerful Giver

The Children’s Word: God Loves a Cheerful Giver

This week: Sunday, October 4, 2015 Volume 3, Issue 39 Let’s say you have one cupcake. You’re excited to eat it because it looks so tasty. But then a friend comes along and asks if he can have that cupcake! What would you do? Well, it would be hard to give...

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Greek Reporter: Archbishop of America Demetrios Visits Turkish-Occupied Karpasia in Cyprus

Greek Reporter: Archbishop of America Demetrios Visits Turkish-Occupied Karpasia in Cyprus

Archbishop of America Demetrios visited the few remaining Greek Cypriots in the villages Agia Triada Yialousas and Rizokarpaso and the Apostle Andreas monastery in the Turkish-occupied Karpasia, northeast Cyprus. The archbishop also visited occupied Famagusta and particularly the grave of Apostle Varnavas, patron saint of the Church of Cyprus. This...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, October 10, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, October 10, 2014

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are the stories making headlines this week: Parishes within the Orthodox Church of America’s Archdiocese of Canada have nominated a new Archbishop to take...

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The Guardian: Cyprus divided: 40 years on, a family recalls how the island was torn apart

The Guardian: Cyprus divided: 40 years on, a family recalls how the island was torn apart

On the outskirts of a mountain village in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, Lakis Zavallis, 72 in September, is scrambling about a rocky roadside hillside looking for an imitation-leather grip he had first used when he was a law student in London in the early 60s. Some 40 years ago he was...

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Greek Reporter: Shocking Photos for 40-year Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

Greek Reporter: Shocking Photos for 40-year Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

Sunday July 20, 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the island’s division, the unsettling wail of the sirens in the early morning hours a stark reminder of the events of 1974 that brought about the current state of affairs. Memorial services will be held across the government-controlled areas for those...

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Famagusta-Gazette: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Expresses Concern on Cyprus Issue

Famagusta-Gazette: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Expresses Concern on Cyprus Issue

Minister of Education and Culture Costas Kades has stressed the close relations between Cyprus and Russia and the Orthodox Churches of the two countries, speaking during the 21st Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. According to an official announcement, during the Assembly, titled “Parliamentary Democracy-Christianity-Orthodoxy: values and concepts”, it has been expressed...

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