Find Your Ideal

Property Cyprus
Search Property Here

Religion in Cyprus

Religion in Cyprus

Religion in the controlled areas of the Republic of Cyprus can be broken down as follows:

  • Orthodox Christians 89.1%
  • Catholic 2.9%
  • Protestant or Anglican 2%
  • Maronite, Armenian 1.4%
  • Islam 1.1%
  • Buddhist 1%
  •  Atheist or Unknown 2%

Most Greek Cypriots, which make up the majority of the population, are members of the Autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church. If you take the whole population of the Republic of Cyprus, over 73% are Christians. Turkish Cypriots who live in the occupied north of the island are officially Sunni Muslims. Apart from these large communities you will also find Baha’i, Jewish, Protestant, Anglican, Catholic, Maronite and Apostolic minorities living in Cyprus. The Greek Orthodox Church uses the Greek liturgy and is one of the oldest Eastern Orthodox autocephalous churches since achieving independence from the Patriarchate of Antioch in 431A.D. The first bishops to hold ministries in Cyprus were Apostle Lazarus and Barnabas after the resurrection of Christ. The Church of Cyprus is recognized by the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople but retains its autonomy under its own archbishop. The founder of the Greek Orthodox Church in Cyprus is considered to be Apostle Barnabas and there are countless churches in every city and village, 67 monasteries and 16 Bishops who are ruled at this time, by the Archbishop Chrysostomos II. The Orthodox religion recognizes seven sacraments, namely baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, matrimony, ordination, last rites and funerals.

Although there are many small denomination churches that have sprung up all over Cyprus below are the details of the larger congregations.

Greek Orthodox Churches

General information for Greek Orthodox churches throughout the island

Masses are held on:

Saturday: 16:30-17:30 (winter) / 18:30-19:15 (summer), Sunday: 06:15-09:15 (all year round)

 

The Russian Orthodox Churches

Agios Prokopios Church, Metochi Kykkou

Tel.: +357 97 691 509 (Father Serafim) c/o Diocese Tamasou

 

Russian Orthodox Church

Philanthropou Christou Church, in Zakaki (near new port)

Tel.: +357 25 327 307 / +357 99 107 725

Email: evidiakin@gmail.com

Website: http://www.rus-church-cy.info/ru/

 

The The Russian Orthodox Church

Agios Georgios Church (near St. George Hotel)

Tel.: +357 97 665 036 (Father Georgios)

c/o Diocese of Paphos

 

The Russian Orthodox Church- Church of Semistrelnaya

Alethriko Village

Tel.: +357 99 805 842

Website: www.xpam.name

 

The Russian Orthodox Church

Agios Nikolaos Church (summer)

Paralimni Fishing Shelter (Near Golden Coast Hotel)

Agios Panteleimon (winter)

Tel.: +357 99 822 012 (Father Aleksei)

C/o Diocese of Konstantias

Email: priest-aleksei@mail.ru

Website: www.hram-cyprus.com

Coptic Orthodox Churches

St Mary & Pope Athanasios Church (behind Agios Athanasios Cemetery)

Yangou Souroulla Street, 12

Tel.: +357 25 721 775 / +357 99 696 324

Website: www.copticcy.com

 

The Coptic Orthodox Church

Agios Minas Chapel

Xylofagou (near Xylofagou cemetery)

Tel.: +357 22 336 722 / +357 99 420 070 / +357 99 720 522 / +357 99 593 447

 

Coptic Orthodox Church

St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church

Exo Metochiou Street, 1, Aglantzia

Tel.: +357 99 420 070 / +357 99 720 522 (Father Zakharias)

Website: www.copticcy.com

 

The Coptic Orthodox Church

Agios Georgios Church

Kato Pervolia area, Pafos

Tel.: +357 25 721 775

Polis (Pafos District)

Armenian Churches 

The Armenian compound in Nicosia features the Sourp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Church and the Ganchvor monastery. Armenians in Cyprus date back to 578AD and today reside in urban areas of Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca.  

 

Armenian Church (St. Mary)

Armenias 47, Akropolis

Tel.: +357 22 493 560, Fax: +357 22 492 750

Email: armprel@spidernet.com.cy

 

Armenian Church (St. Kevork)

Vasili Michaïlidi Street, 16

Tel.: +357 24 654 435 (Priest’s Residence) / +357 99 465 818

Armenian Church (St. Stefanos)

Armenikis Eklisias

c/o Tel.: +357 24 654 435 (Priest’s Residence) / +357 99 465 818

Catholic Churches

Most of the Catholics that live in Cyprus are Maronites (Eastern Rite Catholics) and fall under the worldwide Catholic Church under the Pope of Rome. The St. Charbel Maronite Catholic Church is located in Limassol.

 

Roman Catholic Church (Holy Cross)

Pyli Pafou, 1010 Lefkosia

Tel.: +357 22 662 132, Fax: +357 22 660 767

Email: holcross@logos.cy.net

 

Roman Catholic Masses

Agia Kyriaki / Chrysopolitissa Church

Kato Pafos

Tel.: +357 26 931 308, Fax: +357 26 953 459

Email: paphosparish@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.stpauls-catholic-parish-paphos.com/

 

Santa Maria delle Grazie Catholic Church

Terra Santa 8

Tel.: +357 24 642 858, Fax: +357 24 434 953

Email: sanctamaria@cytanet.com.cy

 

Catholic Church (St. Catherine)

Ierousalim, 2 & 28 Oktovriou, 259

Tel.: +357 25 362 946, Fax: +357 25 346 290

 

Anglican Churches

The Anglican Church of Cyprus falls under the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf and was established on the island in 1878. The Anglican Church of St Paul is in Nicosia and the St. Barnabas Church in Limassol.

Nicosia

Anglican Church (St. Paul)

Leoforos Vyronos

Tel.: +357 22 677 897, Tel. / Fax: +357 22 445 221 (office)

Email: stpauls@spidernet.com.cy

Website: www.st-pauls-nicosia.com

Limassol

Anglican Church (St. Barnabas)

Archiepiskopou Leontiou A’, 153A (opposite the Lemesos Old Hospital)

Tel.: +357 25 362 713 / +357 96 612 371 (c/o Rev Canon Derek G Smith)

Email: stbac@spidernet.com.cy

Website: www.stbarnabas-cyprus.com

Pissouri Village (at AgiosLazaros Church, near Pissouri amphitheatre):

Kato Paphos

Tel.: +357 26 953 044, Fax: +357 26 952 486

Email: anglicancofp@cytanet.com.cy

Website: www.paphosanglicanchurch.org.cy

http://www.churchweddingspaphos.com/

Agia Kyriaki / Chrysopolitissa Church

St Stephen’s Church

Tala Village, Pafos

c/o Tel.: +357 26 953 044 / +357 99 212 627 (Helen Smith), Fax: +357 26 952 486

Email: anglicancofp@cytanet.com.cy

Website: www.paphosanglicanchurch.org.cy

http://www.churchweddingspaphos.com

St. Luke’s Church

Prodromi Village

c/o Tel.: +357 26 953 044 / +357 26 322 628 / +357 99 212 627 (Helen Smith)

Email: anglicancofp@cytanet.com.cy

rwickens@cytanet.com.cy

Website: www.paphosanglicanchurch.org.cy

http://www.churchweddingspaphos.com/

Anglican Church (St. Helena)

Leoforos Gr. Afxentiou & Ag. Elenis

Tel.: +357 24 651 327 / +357 24 626 824 (10:00-12:00)

Email: archdeaconjohn@cypgulf.org

Website: www.sainthelenas.com

 

Maronite Churches

Panagia ton Chariton

Pyli Pafou, Agiou Marona, 8

Tel.: +357 22 670 434, Fax: +357 22 668 260

Website: http://maroniteparchy.org.cy/en/

 

Saint Maron

Agiou Marona 17, Anthoupolis

Tel.: +357 99 589 874, Fax: +357 22 720 049

 

St. Charbel Church

Moni Machaira, 3, 3020 Lemesos

Tel: +357 99 467 501

 

Agia Marina Church

Kato Polemidia

Tel.: +357 99 467 501

 

Maronite Church

Agia Kyriaki church, Pafos

Tel.: +357 99 467 501

 

The Maronite Church / St Joseph Church

Kilkis Street (Med High School), 1654 Larnaka

Tel.: +357 24 652 449

 

Muslim

Muslims make up around 25% of the Cypriot population which resulted from the Ottoman occupation of the island in 1570AD. In the unoccupied areas of Cyprus, Moslems worship at the Lala Mustafa Pasha in Famagusta and the Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca, the Arabahmet Mosque in Nicosia.

Muslim / Omeriye Mosque

Prayer: Friday: 12:30-13:30

Judaism

There has been a Jewish presence in Cyprus since the 3rd century BC. It is believed that today there are just under 2000 Jews living on the island and they worship at the Public menorah in Nicosia and the Synagogue in Larnaca.

Synagogue

At the Cyprus Jewish Community Centre

Diogenous 7B, 6020 Larnaka

P.O.Box 42461, 6534 Larnaka

Tel.: +357 24 828 770, Fax: +357 24 828 771

Website: www.chabadcyprus.com

http://www.jewishcyprus.com/

RECOMMENDED

PROPERTIES IN CYPRUS

LOCATIONS

IN CYPRUS