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)

Agios Nektarios Chapel - Kalavasos Village

The chapel of Agios Nektarios is located in Kalavasos village in the Larnaca district at the location of Agiou Kalogirou. The church is l...

Agios Nikolaos Cathedral - Ammochostos

The Agios Nikolaos Cathedral is located in the Ammochostos district. It was constructed during the 14th century and is a classic specimen...

Agios Nikolaos Church - Alassa

The church of Agios Nikolaos is located in the Alassa village in the Limassol district. The village of Alassa is situated about 12 kilome...

Agios Nikolaos Church - Tsakistra

The church of Agios Nikolaos is located in the village of Tsakistra in the Nicosia district. The church is dedicated to Agios Nikolaos, E...

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church - Troodos

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church or Saint Nicholas of the Roof is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the upper Sol...

Agios Raphael Church - Pachyammos

The Agios Rapahel Church is located in Pachyammos village, at the foothills of Lorovonou, in an area which difficult battles had taken place...

Agios Sozomenos Church - Galata

The church of Agios Sozomenos is built in the centre of the old village of Galata which belongs to the geographical region of Solea. The ...

Agios Stefanos Church - Lemba

The Holly Temple of Agios Stefanos is located in the Paphos district. In particular there are two temples which are dedicated to the Saint S...

Agios Thoma Church - Oroklini Village

The chapel of Agios Thomas is located in the village of Oroklini in the Larnaca district. It was an old monastery and it is said to have ...

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