Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus celebrated his 79th birthday today, attending a Presanctified Divine Liturgy in the chapel of the Holy Archdiocese of Cyprus.
The Archbishop of Cyprus read a special prayer with which he asked God “to relieve us of the threat that has come into the world and to stop the plague.” Also, with his prayer, the Archbishop asked the Lord “to rest the souls of our dead brothers.”
After the Divine Liturgy, in the vestibule of the Holy Archdiocese, the Primate of Cyprus addressed the few employees of the Holy Archdiocese that were present, saying that “I will continue to offer as much as I can and as much as God allows. I thank and praise God for everything He gives us. We will do our duty and stand in the Church as servants of Christ and if our work is right God will bless it. We will continue to help and we must help and we will not be indifferent to anyone. That, I believe, is God’s will.”
Then the attendees wished God to give the Archbishop strength and enlightenment so that he can shepherd the Church of Cyprus for many more years.
Source: Church of Cyprus