Constantia-Famagusta Bishop Vassilios on Sunday performed the third in a series of church services at occupied Famagusta’s Ayios Georgios Exorinos church.
Bishop Vassilios has also revealed that the services will now be carried out every month and that an effort to create icons for the occupied-areas church is underway.
The February 16 service began at 7.30 and was attended by Famagusta Mayor Alexis Galanos as well as the participants in the 2nd International Conference on the Hagiography of Cyprus which took place in Paralimni from February 13-15.
Also attending the service were a host of Famagusta refugees as well as a group of Russian pilgrims.
After the service Bishop Vassilios gave the conference’s international participants a tour of Famagusta’s mediaeval monuments including Ayios Georgios ton Ellinon.
The group also carried out a pilgrimage to Apostolos Varnavas Monastery in Salamina.
Also, according to an announcement, the Constantia-Famagusta Bishopric has arranged for services to be carried out at Ayios Georgios Exorinos, situated in the old town of Famagusta, every month. The next will be on Sunday, March 30.
In addition, on an initiative of the Bishopric, icons will be created for the church. Anyone wishing to contribute to the effort should call 23812444 or 23812447.