Cyprus Churches

The principle religion in Cyprus is Orthodoxy. The biggest part of Cyprus population (around 78% of the total population) belong to the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus. The Turkish – Cypriots (18%) are Muslim. There are also other minorities such as the Maronites and the Armenian Apostolics, Jewish and Roman Catholics which make up about 4%.

The Greek – Orthodox Church unlike the Western Church emphasizes on the resurrection of Jesus rather than his birth and therefore Easter is a much bigger celebration. Even if it recognized the seniority and prestige of the ecumenical patriarch in Constantinople, remains autonomous.

In the Orthodox Church, the most important activity is the liturgy. It recognized seven sacraments: baptism in infancy, followed by confirmation with consecrated oil, penance, the Eucharist, matrimony, ordination, and unction in times of sickness or when near death.

In Cyprus, there are many Churches in each town and village, each one devoted to a different Saint, or to the Virgin Mary. Most people attend Church during festivities such as Christmas, Easter, weddings, christenings, funerals or on Sundays. Apart from the many Churches there are also many monasteries which can be dated thousands of years ago.

Below you can see the full list of churches in Cyprus. If you would like to see our full list of monasteries visit: Cyprus monasteries

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Cyprus churches by location (district)

Timios Stavros Church, Pano Polemidia

The Timios Stavros Church is situated in the village of Pano Polemidia in the Limassol district. After the Turkish invasion in 1974 and the ...

Timiou Prodromou Chapel - Kato Drys

The Timiou Prodromou Chapel was built during the 12th century and is located in the Kato Drys village in the Larnaca district. This churc...

Twelve Apostles Church - Asgata

The oldest church in the community of Asgata in the Limassol district, is the church of the twelve Apostles. According to the inscription...

Virgin Mary Chrisospiliotissa Chapel

To the south of the village of Agios Therapondas, in the Limassol district is a small chapel of byzantine architecture which is dedicated to...

Zoodochos Pigi Chapel (Panagia Ayiasmatou), Kalavasos

The Zoodochos Pigi Chapel or Panagia Ayiasmatou is situated in the village of Kalavasos in the Larnaca district. More specifically it is loc...

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