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Paulos of Kyrenia

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Paulos (Mantovanis) of Kyrenia''', is the [[metropolitan]] of the Bishopric of Kyrenia of the [[Church of Cyprus]].
==Life==
Upon his return to Cyprus, he served the Church of Cyprus as a lay-preacher and [[catechist]], including serving as a teacher at the [[Seminary]] of the Apostle Barnabas and at the English School. In 1977, under a scholarship he won from the Greek Scholarship State Foundation, he attended Oxford University in Great Britain where he studied history and theology of worship. After his graduation in 1980, he continued his doctorate studies at Oxford. After submitting his dissertation ''The Eucharistic Theology of Nicholas Cavasilas'', he received his doctor of philosophy degree in 1985.
With his graduation in 1980, he was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] by Bishop Barnabas of Salamina. On [[October 4]], 1981, he was ordained a [[priest]] by Archbishop [[Chyrsostomos Chrysostomos I of Cyprus|Chrysostomos I]] and raised to the rank of [[archimandrite]]. After his ordination Archim. Paulos was appointed the [[rector]] of the [[parish]] of the Apostle Barnabas in Dasoupoli. On [[October 23]], 1988, he was appointed the [[igumen]] of the Monastery of Maheras by Abp. Chysostomos I, and on [[November 23]], he was appointed [[Protosyngellos]] of the Bishopric of Kyrenia and enthroned by Abp. Chrysostomos I.
On [[April 5]], 1994, Archim. Paulos was elected by the [[Holy Synod]] of Cyprus as the Bishop of Kyrenia. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] and [[enthronement|enthrone]] on [[April 10]], 1994 at the Evangelismos Church in Pallouriotissa.
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[[Category: Bishops]]
[[Category:20th-21st-century bishops]]
[[Category: University of Athens Theology School Graduates]]
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