Cypriot Orthodox Church

Church of Cyprus

Coat of arms

Founder

St Barnabas the Apostle

Independence

431 AD

Recognition

478 AD

Primate

Archbishop of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus Chrysostomos II (Demetriou)

Headquarters

Nicosia, Cyprus

Territory

Cyprus

Possessions

Language

Greek

Adherents

700,000[1]

Website

http://www.churchofcyprus.org.cy/

The ancient Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus (Greek: Εκκλησία της Κύπρου Ekklēsía tês Kýprou) is one of the fourteen or fifteen independent (‘autocephalous’) Eastern Orthodox churches, which are in communion and in doctrinal agreement with one another but not all subject to one patriarch. It is one of the oldest autocephalous churches. The bishop of the capital, Salamis (Konstantia), was constituted metropolitan by Emperor Zeno, with the title of archbishop.

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