PAX ET BONUM!
Welcome to Holy Cross Parish in Nicosia, Cyprus! With joy and faith we offer our website to you, for your spiritual growth, Christian formation and information on our everyday life. Holy Cross is a unique parish. People from fifty different nations come to Holy Cross church and Mass is celebrated in eight different languages. Our characteristics, as a Catholic parish, are: openness, diversity, unity and faith, as we follow Jesus Christ with joy.
Please join us in our celebrations! You are invited to come and pray in our beautiful and silent church. See you soon!
Fr Andrew Verdote, ofm
ADVENT – A TIME OF PREPARATION Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from, “ad-venire” in Latin or “to come to”) is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds … Read More
All Saints and All Souls What are the origins of All Saints and All Souls Day? Are these linked with paganism and Halloween? Both the Feast of All Saints and the Feast of All Souls evolved in the life of the Church independently of paganism and Halloween. However, elements of … Read More
Rome, Italy, Oct 16, 2016 On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized seven new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that prayer isn’t always a smooth path, but that like the saints, Christ supports us even when it is difficult. “The saints are men and women who enter fully into the mystery … Read More
SAINTS OF OCTOBER St. Remegius——-October 1 Holy Guardian Angels ——-October 2 St. Therese of Lisieux——-October 3 St. Francis of Assisi——-October 4 St. Placidus and Companions, Martyrs——-October 5 St. Faustina Kowalska——-October 5 Bl. Raymond of Capua——-October 5 St. Bruno——-October 6 Pope St. Mark——-October 7 Sts. Sergius, Bacchus,Marcellus, and Apuleius, Martyrs——-October 7 … Read More
Our Lady of the Rosary our lady of the … Read More