Late Archbishop Chysostomos leaves a “significant historic” legacy, Greek President says

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou praised the late Archbishop of the Church of Cyprus, Chrysostomos II work of historic significance, noting she is certain that his contemporaries will follow “his solid legacy.”

Addressing the funeral of the late primate of the Cypriot Church, Sakellaropoulou paid tribute Chrysostomos the Second, noting he leaves behind a work of historic significance for the Church of Cyprus, which was the only one to be described as autocephalous (autonomous) by the Ecumenic Synod while it highlighted the series of superior priests, who not only devoted their lives to the nation but also did not hesitate to sacrifice it.

The Greek head of state also recalled that the Church of Cyprus also took part in the Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church in Crete which acknowledged the autocephalous Church of Ukraine.

“This is the tradition, the place and the apostolic identity of the Church of Cyprus, which he safeguarded and cultivated thanks to his tireless contribution, his bravery, courage and his strong religious and national intuition,” she said.

“The ones to follow are called on to serve this unique identity,” Sakellaropoulou said, noting she is certain that “following his solid legacy they will rise to the stature of this ancient archbishopric throne of Hellenism.”

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Late Archbishop Chysostomos leaves a “significant historic” legacy, Greek President says

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou praised the late Archbishop of the Church of Cyprus, Chrysostomos II work of historic significance, noting she is certain that his contemporaries will follow “his solid legacy.”

Addressing the funeral of the late primate of the Cypriot Church, Sakellaropoulou paid tribute Chrysostomos the Second, noting he leaves behind a work of historic significance for the Church of Cyprus, which was the only one to be described as autocephalous (autonomous) by the Ecumenic Synod while it highlighted the series of superior priests, who not only devoted their lives to the nation but also did not hesitate to sacrifice it.

The Greek head of state also recalled that the Church of Cyprus also took part in the Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church in Crete which acknowledged the autocephalous Church of Ukraine.

“This is the tradition, the place and the apostolic identity of the Church of Cyprus, which he safeguarded and cultivated thanks to his tireless contribution, his bravery, courage and his strong religious and national intuition,” she said.

“The ones to follow are called on to serve this unique identity,” Sakellaropoulou said, noting she is certain that “following his solid legacy they will rise to the stature of this ancient archbishopric throne of Hellenism.”

Source: Cyprus News Agency