The Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus has announced that Metropolitan Pavlos of Kyrenia, passed away on Saturday. The funeral service, officiated by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, was held today, at Apostle Andreas Church, located in Aglantzia, Nicosia.
Metropolitan Pavlos was born on November 21, 1945, in Larnaca. He studied in the English school in Cyprus’s Gymnasium.
From 1968 until 1972, he studied in the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens. After his return to Cyprus, he worked as a preacher and catechizer in the Archdiocese. At this same time, he taught in the Seminary of the “Apostle Barnabas.” In 1980, he was ordained a deacon, on November 4, 1981, a presbyter with elevation to archimandrite. He was the dean of the Church of the Apostle Barnabas.
In 1985, he was awarded a PhD from the Theology Faculty of Oxford University, for his work titled the “Eucharistic Theology of Nicholas Cabasilas.”
On October 23, 1988, he was appointed hegumens of the Maheras Monastery. Since November 23, 1993, he was the protosyngellos of the Metropolitanate of Kyrenia.
On April 5, 1994, he was elected as Metropolitan of Kyrenia. On April 10, 1994, his episcopal consecration took place.
Metropolitan Pavlos was a representative of the Church of Cyprus at many international conferences.
Sources: CNA, Orthodox Research Institute with information from ANA – MPA
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