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Languages & Religions

Languages
The official languages of the island are Greek and Turkish, whilst English is widely spoken. French, German and Russian are also spoken within the tourism industry.

Religion
Cyprus enjoys an exceedingly high level of freedom of worship. While the majority of Greek-Cypriots are Greek Orthodox Christians, other denominations are represented on the island, including Armenians, Maronites and Roman Catholics. The Turkish-Cypriot community is predominantly Muslim.

The list below provides information on the different places of worship for the various religious denominations on the island by region:

Island wide

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)

Lefkosia (Nicosia)

Anglican Church (St. Paul)
Leoforos Vyronos
Tel.: +357 22 677 897, Tel. / Fax: +357 22 445 221 (office)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.st-pauls-nicosia.com
Main Services:
Sunday: 09:30 & 18:00 (all year round)

Armenian Church (St. Mary)
Armenias 47, Akropolis
Tel.: +357 22 493 560, Fax: +357 22 492 750
Email: [email protected]
Services:
Saturday: 16:00 (winter), 17:00 (summer), Sunday: 07:30

Roman Catholic Church (Holy Cross)
Pyli Pafou, 1010 Lefkosia
Tel.: +357 22 662 132, Fax: +357 22 660 767
Email: [email protected]
Masses:
Weekdays: 18:30
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 07.30
Wednesday 08:00 (English)
Tuesday: 07:30 (Greek)
Saturday: 07:30 and 18:30 (English)
Sunday: 08:00, 10:30, 18:30 (English)
November-March: 17:30
Additional masses at 12:00: Every 1st Sunday (French), every 2nd Sunday (Filipino), every 3rd Sunday (Indian), every 4th Sunday (Sri Lankan).

Greek Evangelical Church
Gladstonos 20
Tel.: +357 22 664 729
Website: www.evangelicalchurchlefkosia.org
Worship: Sunday 09:00 (Greek), 11:00 (English)

German Evangelical Church
At St Paul’s Anglican Church, Leoforos Vyronos
Tel.: +357 25 317 092
Services: September-June: 18:00, every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Maronite Church

A) Panagia ton Chariton
Pyli Pafou, Agiou Marona, 8
Tel.: +357 22 670 434, Fax: +357 22 668 260
Website: http://maroniteparchy.org.cy/en/
Masses:
Monday-Saturday: 07:30, Sunday: 08:30, 10:30, Sunday (July & August): 07:30, 08:30, 18:30

B) Saint Maron
Agiou Marona 17, Anthoupolis
Tel.: +357 99 589 874, Fax: +357 22 720 049
Masses:
Daily: 18:30, Saturday: 18:30, Sunday: 08:30

Muslim / Omeriye Mosque
Prayer:
Friday: 12:30-13:30

The Russian Orthodox Church
Agios Prokopios Church, Metochi Kykkou
Tel.: +357 97 691 509 (Father Serafim) c/o Diocese Tamasou
Mass: September-June, every 2nd Saturday: 06:30 (except June & August).

The Coptic Orthodox Church
A) 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
Mass:
Saturday-Sunday: 08:30

Lemesos (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: [email protected]
Website: www.stbarnabas-cyprus.com
Worship: Sunday: 10:00
Pissouri Village (at AgiosLazaros Church, near Pissouri amphitheatre): 18:00, every 2nd and 4th Sunday.

Catholic Church (St. Catherine)
Ierousalim, 2 & 28 Oktovriou, 259
Tel.: +357 25 362 946, Fax: +357 25 346 290
Mass: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 18:30 (English)
Tuesday, Friday: 18:30 (Greek)
Saturday: 18:30 (English)
Sunday: 08:00 (English), 09:30 (Greek), 11:00 (Latin), 18.30 (English)

Armenian Church (St. Kevork)
Vasili Michaïlidi Street, 16
Tel.: +357 24 654 435 (Priest’s Residence) / +357 99 465 818
Service: Every other Sunday: 09:30

Greek Evangelical Church
Platonos 10A,
Tel.: +357 99 431 525, Tel. / Fax: +357 25 382 718
Worship:
Sunday: 10:30 (English/Greek), Wednesday: 17:30 (Bible Study)

German Evangelical Church

A) Isavellas Street, 5B, Kiana Court, 4044 Germasogeia
Tel.: +357 25 317 092
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ev-kirche-zypern.de
Services:
September-June, Sunday (2nd Sunday of the month): 11:00

B) At St Barnabas Church (opposite the Lemesos old Hospital)
Services:
September-June, Saturday (4th Saturday of the month): 18:00

Maronite Church

1. St. Charbel Church
Moni Machaira, 3, 3020 Lemesos
Tel.: +357 99 467 501
Masses:
Saturday: 18:30 (Lebanese), Sunday: 09:30, Daily: 08:00 (Greek and Arabic)

2. Agia Marina Church
Kato Polemidia
Masses: Every Sunday at 08.00 (Greek)
Tel.: +357 99 467 501

Coptic Orthodox Church
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
Service:
Wednesday: 18:00-19:30, Saturday: 08:00-09:30, Sunday: 08:00-11:00

Russian Orthodox Church
Philanthropou Christou Church, in Zakaki (near new port)
Tel.: +357 25 327 307 / +357 99 107 725
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.rus-church-cy.info/ru/
Liturgy:
Saturday: 17:00, Sunday: 09:00

Pafos (Paphos)

Anglican Masses

A) Agia Kyriaki / Chrysopolitissa Church
Kato Pafos
Tel.: +357 26 953 044, Fax: +357 26 952 486
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.paphosanglicanchurch.org.cy
http://www.churchweddingspaphos.com/
Services: Sunday: 08:15, 18:00
Holy Communion: Wednesday 09:00

B) 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: [email protected]
Website: www.paphosanglicanchurch.org.cy
http://www.churchweddingspaphos.com/
Service: Sunday: 11:00

Roman Catholic Masses

A) Agia Kyriaki / Chrysopolitissa Church
Kato Pafos
Tel.: +357 26 931 308, Fax: +357 26 953 459
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.stpauls-catholic-parish-paphos.com/
Services:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09:00
Wednesday: 12:00, Sunday: 10:00 (Latin), 11:00 (Polish), 12:00 (English)
Saturday: 18.00 (English)
16.00 (Latin Parish Hall – Tombs of the Kings Road)

German Evangelical Church
At Agia Kyriaki / Chrysopolitissa Church
Kato Pafos
Services:
September-June: 16:00, every 2nd Saturday of the month.

Maronite Church
Agia Kyriaki church, Pafos
Tel.: +357 99 467 501
Mass: Every 3rd Sunday of the month at 15.30.

The Russian Orthodox Church
Agios Georgios Church (near St. George Hotel)
Tel.: +357 97 665 036 (Father Georgios)
c/o Diocese of Paphos
Mass:
Saturday: 09:00, every 3rd Saturday of the month.
Sunday: 09:00, every 1st Sunday of the month.

The Coptic Orthodox Church
Agios Georgios Church
Kato Pervolia area, Pafos
Tel.: +357 25 721 775
Mass: Sunday: 08:00-10:30, every 1st Sunday of the month.

Polis (Pafos District)

Roman Catholic Mass
St. Dimitrios Church
c/o Tel.: +357 26 931 308
Mass: Saturday: 18:00 (English)

Anglican Masses
St. Luke’s Church
Prodromi Village
c/o Tel.: +357 26 953 044 / +357 26 322 628 / +357 99 212 627 (Helen Smith), Fax: +357 26 952 486
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Website: www.paphosanglicanchurch.org.cy
http://www.churchweddingspaphos.com/
Service: Sunday: 09:30

Larnaka (Larnaca)

Anglican Church (St. Helena)
Leoforos Gr. Afxentiou & Ag. Elenis
Tel.: +357 24 651 327 / +357 24 626 824 (10:00-12:00)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sainthelenas.com
Holy Communion: Sunday: 09:30

Armenian Church (St. Stefanos)
Armenikis Eklisias
c/o Tel.: +357 24 654 435 (Priest’s Residence) / +357 99 465 818
Services: Sunday: 09:30, every other Sunday.

Santa Maria delle Grazie Catholic Church
Terra Santa 8
Tel.: +357 24 642 858, Fax: +357 24 434 953
Email: [email protected]
Masses:
Resthouse: Monday – Saturday: 08:00 (Italian)
Monday – Saturday: 18:30 (English)
Sunday: 08:00 (Greek), 09:30 (English), 18:30 (Polish)

Greek Evangelical Church of Cyprus
Grigori Afxentiou (opposite Old Hospital Bldg.)
Tel.: +357 99 931 061 / +357 99 630 683
Mass: Sunday: 09:30 (English), 11:00 (Greek)

Community Church
Afroditis 16
Tel.: +357 24 365 152
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lcc-cyprus.org
Worship Service: Sunday: 10:00 (English)

The Russian Orthodox Church- Church of Semistrelnaya
Alethriko Village
Tel.: +357 99 805 842
Website: www.xpam.name
Mass:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 18:00 (all year round)
Saturday: 17:00 (winter), 18:00 (summer)
Sunday: 08:30

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
Mass: Every 3rd Sunday

The Maronite Church / St Joseph Church
Kilkis Street (Med High School), 1654 Larnaka
Tel.: +357 24 652 449
Mass: Sunday: 09:30

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/
Shabbat Service:
Saturday: 10:00, Friday: 19:00 (winter), 20:00 (summer)

Agia Napa [Ammochostos (Famagusta) Area]

Anglican Mass (Christ Church)
Scandinavian Church
Nissi Avenue, 68
Tel.: +357 97 839 349
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.christchurchayianapa.org
Service: Sunday 11:00

Roman Catholic Mass
Atlantica Aeneas Hotel
P.O.Box 30476, 5344 Agia Napa
c/o Tel.: +357 24 642 858
Mass: Sunday: 12:00 (English)

Scandinavian Church
Nissi Avenue, 68
Tel.: +357 23 722 798
Service: Sunday: 18:00, November-Catholic Easter, Thursday: 18:00

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: [email protected]
Website: www.hram-cyprus.com
Mass: Sunday: 08:30

German Evangelical Church
Monastery of Agia Napa (by the fountain)
Tel.: +357 25 317 092
Mass: Sunday: 10:00, every 4th Sunday of the month. All year round except July, August, December and January.

Note: It is expected that visitors to any place of worship will show the courtesy and respect of proper dress (not overly-casual), and will obtain permission before taking photographs.

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