Chrysostomos II (Demetriou) of Nea Justiniana

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His Beatitude Archbishop '''Chrysostomos (Englistriotis)''' of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus is the [[Archbishop]] of the [[Church of Cyprus]].
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His Beatitude Archbishop '''Chrysostomos II (Demetriou) of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus''' (Greek: Χρυσόστομος Β΄) is the current [[Archbishop]] of the [[Church of Cyprus]].
  
==Biographical Timeline==
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==Life==
*1941 [[April 10]]: Born in the village of Tala, near Paphos, in south of Cyprus.
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Born Herodotos Demetriou on [[April 10]], 1941 in the village of Tala, near Paphos, in southern Cyprus, he lost his father at the age of ten. After completing his elementary school education two years later, he became a [[novice]] at the Monastery of St. Neophytos. Continuing his education, he graduated from the gymnasium in the city of Paphos in 1963. On [[November 3]], 1963, he was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[diaconate]] by Bp. Georgios of Trimithounda. For the next five years he was a trustee of the [[monastery]] while also working on a ranch.
*[[Tonsure]]d after secondary school.
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*1963: [[ordination|Ordained]] to [[diaconate]]. Sent to study theology at University of Athens. Later graduated and ordained to [[priest]]hood.
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In 1968, he began studies in the Theology Faculty of the University of Athens, graduating in 1972. On [[October 19]],1972, he was elected [[hegumen]] of the Monastery of St. Neophytos. He was then ordained a [[presbyter]] on [[November 12]], 1972 before being elevated to hegumen by Abp. [[Makarios III (Mouskos) of Cyprus|Makarios III]].
*1972: Made [[abbot]] of [[Monastery]] of St Neophytos
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*1978-2006: Made [[Metropolitan]] of Paphos.
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On February, 1978, Hegumen Chrysostomos was elected Metropolitan of Paphos and was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated ]] the following day, February 26. Following the retirement of Abp. Chrysostomos I (Kykkiotis) in 2006 due to Alzheimer's disease, Metr. Chrysostomos was named [[locum tenens]] until his election as 
*2004 April: Spoke out against UN plan for reunification of Cyprus (which was eventually rejected in popular vote).
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Archbishop of Nea Justiniana and Primate of the Church of Cyprus on [[November 5]], 2006. He was [[enthronement|enthroned]] a week later on November 12 at St Nicholas Cathedral in Nicosia.
*2006 [[May 17]]: ''[[Locum tenens]]'' of Church of Cyprus. Told press during election that he would remain in office for five years at most.
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*2006 [[November 5]]: Elected Archbishop of Nea Justiniana and Primate of the Church of Cyprus, defeating Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol.
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In April 2006, Abp. Chrysostomos was outspoken against the plan by the United Nations for reunification of the two parts of Cyprus, a plan that was later defeated in a popular vote. 
::12: Enthroned at St Nicholas Cathedral of Nicosia.
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==Source==
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==Sources==
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*[[wikipedia:Archbishop_Chrysostomos_II]]
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*[http://orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/cyprus/current.htm#chrysostomos_arch_cyprus Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
 
*''The Messenger'', Episcopal Vicariate of Great Britain and Ireland, February 2007
 
*''The Messenger'', Episcopal Vicariate of Great Britain and Ireland, February 2007
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/cyprus/current.htm#chrysostomos_arch_cyprus Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
 
 
*[http://www.tala.org.cy/english/archbishop.htm Archbishop Chrysostomos II]
 
*[http://www.tala.org.cy/english/archbishop.htm Archbishop Chrysostomos II]
 
*[[w:Archbishop Chrysostomos II|''Archbishop Chrysostomos II'' at Wikipedia]]
 
*[[w:Archbishop Chrysostomos II|''Archbishop Chrysostomos II'' at Wikipedia]]
  
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His Beatitude Chrystostomos II of Nea Justiniana

His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II (Demetriou) of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus (Greek: Χρυσόστομος Β΄) is the current Archbishop of the Church of Cyprus.

Life

Born Herodotos Demetriou on April 10, 1941 in the village of Tala, near Paphos, in southern Cyprus, he lost his father at the age of ten. After completing his elementary school education two years later, he became a novice at the Monastery of St. Neophytos. Continuing his education, he graduated from the gymnasium in the city of Paphos in 1963. On November 3, 1963, he was ordained to the diaconate by Bp. Georgios of Trimithounda. For the next five years he was a trustee of the monastery while also working on a ranch.

In 1968, he began studies in the Theology Faculty of the University of Athens, graduating in 1972. On October 19,1972, he was elected hegumen of the Monastery of St. Neophytos. He was then ordained a presbyter on November 12, 1972 before being elevated to hegumen by Abp. Makarios III.

On February, 1978, Hegumen Chrysostomos was elected Metropolitan of Paphos and was consecrated the following day, February 26. Following the retirement of Abp. Chrysostomos I (Kykkiotis) in 2006 due to Alzheimer's disease, Metr. Chrysostomos was named locum tenens until his election as Archbishop of Nea Justiniana and Primate of the Church of Cyprus on November 5, 2006. He was enthroned a week later on November 12 at St Nicholas Cathedral in Nicosia.

In April 2006, Abp. Chrysostomos was outspoken against the plan by the United Nations for reunification of the two parts of Cyprus, a plan that was later defeated in a popular vote.


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Chrysostomos II (Demetriou) of Nea Justiniana
Preceded by:
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Metropolitan of Paphos
1978-2006
Succeeded by:
Georgios of Paphos
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Chrysostomos I
Archbishop of Cyprus
2006-present
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