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THE CHURCH OF AGIOS SPIRIDONAS

After the 1974 Turkish Invasion, several families of refugees -coming from the occupied areas of Cyprus -inhabited the Turkish-Cypriot village Mari of the Limassol District. There was no Christian church in the village and so the people searched for some place to perform their religious obligations. The raising of a church upon Turkish-Cypriot land was not allowed and so the Local Authority of the community, in collaboration with the Holy See of Kition, began the raising of a prefabricated Church for that purpose.

When the church was completed, Father Papanastasiou Papacostas - from the occupied village of Kythrea -assumed the duties of Minister.
The church is dedicated to St. Spiridonas.
Today the church has expanded, been repaired and enriched with new icons. Also, the church precinct has been shaped and the surrounding area has been planted with trees.
The parish priest of the church is father Ttofas Papageorgiou, a refugee from the occupied village of Leonarisso.

 

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COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF MARI
7736, Mari
Tel. 24333030
Fax 24333315
Ε-Mail: info@mari.org.cy
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