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)

Agiou Fanouriou Church - Deryneia Village

The Agiou Fanouriou Church is located in the Deryneia village situated in the Ammochostos district. More specifically it was built in 200...

Agiou Georgiou Chapel - Deryneia Village

The Agiou Georgiou Chapel is located in the village of Deryneia in the Ammochostos district. In the situated in the main square of Deryne...

Agiou Georgiou Chapel - Skarinou

The Agiou Georgiou Chapel is located in the village of Skarinou, in the Larnaca district. The chapel is situated between the houses of th...

Agiou Georgiou Chapel – Lofou

The chapel of Agios Georgios is built west of the Lofou village, in the Limassol district. It is a renovated chapel which was fixed in 20...

Agiou Ioanni Theologou Church - Platanistasa

The Agiou Ioanni Theologou Church is located at the north area of the village of Platanistasa in the Nicosia district. It is situated in ...

Agiou Konstantinou and Agias Eleni Church - Deryneia Village

The Church of Agiou Konstantinou and Agias Eleni  is located in the village of Deryneia in the Ammochostos district. More specifical...

Agiou Lazarou Church - Larnaca

The church of Agiou Lazarou is built on the beach zone of Larnaca and is a worshiping centre of Agiou Lazarou in Cyprus. The relationship of...

Agiou Modestou Church - Deryneia Village

The Agiou Modestou Church is located in the village of Deryneia in the Ammochostos district. In particular the church is located at the cent...

Agiou Nikolaou Chapel - Deryneia Village

The Agiou Nikolaou Chapel is located in the Deryneia village in the Ammochostos district. It is situated in the British Bases, west of De...

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