Archibishop Kyprianos (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Κυπριανός) bust and memorial

Προτομή Αρχιεπισκόπου Κυπριανού (2)n Προτομή Αρχιεπισκόπου Κυπριανού (3)n Προτομή Αρχιεπισκόπου Κυπριανού (4)n Προτομή Αρχιεπισκόπου Κυπριανούn

Artists: Andreas Savvides (the bust), Kyriakos Tamanas (the mosaic)

Location: Kampia-Machaira road. Nicosia district.

Dimensions: 102 cm x 74 cm x 93 cm

Category: Cypriot Church

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken in 2005 by Kampia Community Committee and “Archbishop Kyprianos” Community Library.

Kyprianos’ bust is flanked by a commemorative wall decorated with mosaics that explicitly state the crucial role Cypriot Church has in the country’s history. Despite the numerous invasions and occupations Cyprus has withstood throughout history, the feeling of ellinikótita (greekness) summarizes the Greek Orthodox ideals. Because of the protective role of the Cypriot Orthodox Church since the late 12th century to secure the inner cohesion of the Greek speaking orthodox population, the cultural identity is identified with the national identity and remains intact.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 2, 1987, p. 2.