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Saint Maron, Αγίος Μάρωνας 2024

Assisted by the Maronite priests, and surrounded by may bishops and priests from the sister churches, the Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus, H.E. Msgr. Selim Sfeir, presided the Holy Liturgy of the Feast of the Maronite church patron, Saint Maron, in the “Our Lady of Graces” cathedral in Nicosia, on February 11, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

The holy mass was attended by:

H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Chritodoulidis and the First Lady Mrs. Philipa Karssera Christodoulidi.

His Excellency Bishop Porfyrios of Neapolis representing His Beatitude Archbishop Georges the Third, Archbishop of Nova Justiniana and all Cyprus. As well as many Metropolitans from the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus.

Mr. Nikos Tornarides, Representing H.E. Mrs. Annita Demetriou, the president of the House of Parliament.

H.E. Mr. Antonis Liatsos, President of the supreme court of Cyprus.

Mr. Yannakis Moussa, The Maronite Representative in the house of Parliament.

H.E. Mrs. Claude El Hajjal, Ambassador of Lebanon to Cyprus and dean of Diplomats.

The Most Reverend Msgr. Mauro Lalli, Chargé d’affaires of the Vatican Embassy in Cyprus.

The most Reverend Msgr. Bruno Varriano, Patriarchal Vicar of the Latin Community in Cyprus.

H.E. Mr. Makis Keravnos, Minister of Finance of the republic of Cyprus.

H.E. Mrs. Marilena Raounaa, Deputy Minister of European affairs.

H.E. Mrs. Anna Aristotelous, Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Issues and Overseas Cypriots.

Mr. Michel Matta, President of the Maronite Council of Lebanon.

Mr. Contstantinos Yorgatzis , Mayor of Nicosia.

Mr. Andreas Papacharalambos, Mayor of Strovolos.

The Heads and Representatives of all the Political Parties of the Parliament, some members of the parliament, the representative of the Armenian Community, the Head and representatives of “The Local community council of our Maronite Villages”, former ministers and former Maronite representatives, representatives of the National Guards and Police Forces, and many ambassadors and diplomatic representatives and officials,

As well as many priests and nuns and consecrated, who raised their voices in praise for the Lord in this occasion.

The Maronite Choir served and tuned the hymns of the holy mass, elevating the attendees into heavenly spirituals.



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