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Inauguration de la 1ère église orthodoxe russe à Chypre

March 2017

In March 2017, the first Orthodox Church of the Russian tradition was inaugurated with the participation of Greek Cypriot and Russian hierarchs, in Episkopi, in the district of Nicosia. The presence of President Nikos Anastasiades showed the importance the event, in light of the growth in the Russian Orthodox community and the strategic ties between Nicosia and Moscow, all the more important in times of economic crisis. On inauguration day, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, declared : “From now on this church will be a spiritual home for thousands of the Russian-speaking people who reside in Cyprus or visit it. It will be a token of the lasting friendship between the peoples of Russia and Cyprus and of the centuries-old ties between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of Cyprus.” (The Russian Orthodox Church)

21 juillet 2017