Sunday, October 2, 2011

Synaxis of All Saints of Cyprus

Cyprus is known as the "Island of Saints". From apostolic times till our present day we know of 240 Saints from Cyprus. Many many more are unknown to us. There are also many which are only known to the Cypriot people but are not annually commemorated. For this reason, on the first Sunday of October is commemorated all the Saints of the island of Cyprus, both known and unknown. In fact, Archbishop Makarios III counted 369 Saints of Cyprus up until St. Philoumenos who was martyred in 1979.

A list of the 240 Saints of Cyprus can be read at the following blog dedicated to the Saints and Shrines of Cyprus, here.

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