Restoration of Virgin Mary church in occupied Trachoni completed

FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE - 12 /12/ 13 The completion of the restored church of Virgin Mary in the occupied village of Trachoni has been marked with an official ceremony, with crowds of people attending. Despite bad weather, Greek Cypriot refugees from Trachoni filled the small church, holding candles and icons in their hands, to attend the ceremony. The ...

Apostolos Andreas restoration deal signed

19/9/13 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed on Tuesday two contribution agreements with the Church of Cyprus and the Turkish Cypriot religious foundation Evkaf, marking the beginning of much-delayed plans to restore the crumbling Apostolos Andreas monastery in the Karpas peninsula. The UNDP said both the Church of Cyprus and Evkaf signed two contribution agreements worth ...

Church ready to pay up for monastery restoration

10/4/13 THE CHURCH of Cyprus is ready to pay to restore the crumbling Apostolos Andreas monastery in the occupied Karpas peninsula, Archbishop Chrysostomos II said yesterday. The church is expected to put in the €2.5 million necessary for the first phase of a three-stage restoration process that is due to cost in total an estimated €6.0 million. The ...

Historic day for Apostolos Andreas

February 2013 RESTORATION WORK on the dilapidated monastery of Apostolos Andreas in the Karpas peninsula will finally begin after an agreement was signed yesterday between the Church of Cyprus and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The monastery will be restored according to a study prepared by the University of Patra in Greece. The work will be ...

Illegal Lease of Armenian Church in Occupied Cyprus Revoked

7/2/13 NICOSIA—Officials at Near East University in Occupied Cyprus announced that they were backtracking from the illegal lease of the historic 14th St. Mary’s Church and Monastery after protests from the US, the Milliyet newspaper reported. The 10-year lease, which was unfairly granted by an organization for religious foundations in Occupied Cyprus to Near East University was ...

Archbishop: Apostolos Andreas belongs to us

16/1/13 THE ARCHBISHOP yesterday reasserted his readiness to let the historic Apostolos Andreas Monastery in occupied Karpasia collapse rather than sign onto any plan that does not state that the Church of Cyprus owns the site. “I’ve said it before that I would rather see the monastery collapse than let go of the property. The monastery is ...

UNDP restorers dismayed by plans for historic Armenian church

10/11/2012 An organization for religious foundations in the north has leased an historic and beautifully restored Armenian site through an unfair and opaque tender procedure, the United Nations Development Program-Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT) program have said, the Cyprus Mail reports. EVKAF, that oversees religious foundations in the north, leased in August the 14th century Armenian ...