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Kyprianos of Cyprus

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New page: Archbishop Kyprianos of Cyprus (d.1821) was born at Strovolos, a suburb of Nicosia. While still a child he entered the Machairas Monastery where h...
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.


==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-].


==External Link==
[[w:Kyprianos|''Kyprianos of Cyprus'' at Wikipedia]].

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