Greece, Cyprus, and the whole Orthodoxy said their final goodbyes to the Primate of the Church of Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos, on Saturday, November 12, 2022, who fell asleep in the Lord last Monday at the age of 81.
The funeral service for the Hierarch of the Church of Cyprus was performed at noon at the Cathedral of the Apostle Barnabas in the city of Nicosia. The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided over the service.
Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria, Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades, the President of the Hellenic Republic Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, the representative of Pope Francis, and representatives of all Orthodox Churches and Christian denominations attended the funeral service.
The President of the Hellenic Republic, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, the Metropolitan of Paphos, and the Ecumenical Patriarch praised the contribution of the deceased to the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus and to Orthodoxy in general, his rich charity work and his contribution to a just solution of the Cyprus problem.
Subsequently, the Archbishop’s relic was transferred in procession to the crypt of the Cathedral of the Apostle Barnabas, which was constructed under his instructions, where he was buried with due honors.
The primate of the Church of Cyprus sealed with his life and his state the ecclesiastical things of Cyprus, intervening in both political and social matters.