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'''Archbishop Kyprianos of Cyprus''' (d.1821) was born at [[w:Strovolos|Strovolos]], a suburb of Nicosia. While still a child he entered the [[w:Machairas Monastery|Machairas Monastery]] where he received his first education. In 1783 while travelling in Wallachia, he became a protege of Prince Michael Soutsos ''(a scion of the great [[w:Phanariotes|Phanariote]] family of Soutsos, [[w:Dragoman|Grand Dragoman]], and Hospodar of Moldavia)'' and suceeded in completing his studies in the Greek schools flourishing there. In 1802 he returned to his monastery and a short time later was engaged as an [[Economos|oeconomos]] (a rank higher than the priest) of the Archbishopric. In 1810 he was elected [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Cyprus#Hierarchical_Succession_of_the_Archbishopric_See_of_Cyprus Archbishop of Cyprus] and concentrated his efforts on revitalizing the island's education. He was hanged by the Turks on the [[July 9]] 1821.
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'''Archbishop Kyprianos of Cyprus''' (d. 1821) was the [[primate]] of [[Church of Cyprus|Cyprus]] from 1810 to his death in 1821.
  
==Source==
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==Life==
George Tsoulios and Tasos Hadjis. ''Historical Album of the Greek War of Independence 1821: An Illustrated Chronicle. Vol 1''. Transl. Kypros Psyllides and Patroclos Stavrou. Melissa, Athens, [197-].
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Abp. Kyprianos was born at [[w:Strovolos|Strovolos]], a suburb of Nicosia. While still a child he entered the [[w:Machairas Monastery|Machairas Monastery]] where he received his first education. In 1783 while travelling in Wallachia, he became a protégé of Prince Michael Soutsos ''(a scion of the great [[w:Phanariotes|Phanariote]] family of Soutsos, [[w:Dragoman|Grand Dragoman]], and Hospodar of Moldavia)'' and succeeded in completing his studies in the Greek schools flourishing there. In 1802 he returned to his [[monastery]] and a short time later was engaged as an [[oikonomos]] (cf. [[Clergy awards]]) of the Archbishopric. In 1810 he was elected Archbishop of Cyprus and concentrated his efforts on revitalizing the island's education. He was hanged by the Turks on [[July 9]], 1821.
  
==See also==
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==Source==
*[[Church of Cyprus]]
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*George Tsoulios and Tasos Hadjis. ''Historical Album of the Greek War of Independence 1821: An Illustrated Chronicle. Vol 1''. Transl. Kypros Psyllides and Patroclos Stavrou. Melissa, Athens, [197-].
  
==External Link==
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==External links==
[[w:Kyprianos|''Kyprianos of Cyprus'' at Wikipedia]].
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*[[w:Kyprianos|''Kyprianos'' at Wikipedia]]
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*[http://orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/cyprus/former.htm#kyprianos_arch Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
  
 
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Archbishop Kyprianos of Cyprus (d. 1821) was the primate of Cyprus from 1810 to his death in 1821.

Life

Abp. Kyprianos was born at Strovolos, a suburb of Nicosia. While still a child he entered the Machairas Monastery where he received his first education. In 1783 while travelling in Wallachia, he became a protégé of Prince Michael Soutsos (a scion of the great Phanariote family of Soutsos, Grand Dragoman, and Hospodar of Moldavia) and succeeded in completing his studies in the Greek schools flourishing there. In 1802 he returned to his monastery and a short time later was engaged as an oikonomos (cf. Clergy awards) of the Archbishopric. In 1810 he was elected Archbishop of Cyprus and concentrated his efforts on revitalizing the island's education. He was hanged by the Turks on July 9, 1821.

Source

  • George Tsoulios and Tasos Hadjis. Historical Album of the Greek War of Independence 1821: An Illustrated Chronicle. Vol 1. Transl. Kypros Psyllides and Patroclos Stavrou. Melissa, Athens, [197-].

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