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His Grace, the Most Reverend Nicholas of Amathounta is the Bishop of Amathounta of the Church of Cyprus.
The future Bishop Nicholas was born on October 2, 1969 in the village of Avgorou in the Famagusta district of the Republic of Cyprus. He attended Ayios Georgios Lyceum in Larnaca, graduating in 1987. He continued his education at the Theological Faculty of the Aristotle University in Tessalonica, Greece from 1987 until his graduation in 1991. He continued with postgraduate work at the Aristotle University in the field of Systematic Theology.
In 1992, after completing his education he entered the St. Nicholas Monastery, also known as the Priest's Monastery, in Paphos joining with other brothers under the instruction of Hieromonk Athanasios. He was tonsured a monk at the monastery. In November 1993, the whole monastic community moved to Machairas Monastery where he was a member of the Council of Abbots of the monastery from 1996 to 2003.
On Lazarus Saturday 1994, Fr. Nicholas received his tonsure as a rassaphore monk. In 1999, Fr. Nicholas was ordained a deacon by Bishop Vasilios of Trimithounta. His Grace, Bishop Athanasios of Limassol ordained Dn. Nicholas a priest in 1999.
In 2003, Fr. Nicholas, with four other monks, occupied and restored the Timios Prodromos Monastery in Mesa Patamos. On August 29, 2003, Fr. Nicholas was raised to the dignity of archimandrite and elected to the position of abbot of the monastery on October 26. In 2005, he became a member of the Thronal Committee of the Limassol Bishopric.
Following the nomination of Archim. Nicholas on May 22, 2007 by Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol, he was elected by the Holy Synod as Bishop of Amathounta. Bishop Nicholas was consecrated on June 10, 2007.
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