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 Arhin, ofm
21 NOVEMBER 2019 – THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY The Oriental Churches have celebrated this feast since the 4th century. According to the “Gospel of James”, Mary still young, was presented by her parents in the Temple of Jerusalem, and was consecrated to God. 24 NOVEMBER 2019 – … Read More
FIXING OUR EYES ON GOD Reflections on Christian hope – Blessed John Henry Newman Christians are called to have an answer ready for anyone who asks the reason for the hope that they have (cfr. 1 Pt 3:15). Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890) can serve as both helper and counsellor … 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
Happy Day! With great joy I convey to all of you best wishes for the Solemn Day of Our Lady of Palestine and of the Holy Land. She is as well the Patroness of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Today, 24 Oct. on the … Read More
SOLEMN MASS AND CEREMONY FOR THE UNVEILING OF THE BUST OF SAINT JOHN PAUL II IN THE YEAR MARKING HIS 100TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY In the year marking the 100th Birth Anniversary of Saint John Paul II, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland Mrs Irena Lichnerowicz – Augustyn, together … 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
BLESSED CARLO ACUTIS – TO BE BEATIFIED IN ASSISI ON 10 OCTOBER 2020 BY POPE FRANCIS Tomb of Carlo Acutis is opened for veneration ahead of beatification The tomb of Venerable Carlo Acutis was opened for public veneration Thursday ahead of the computer-programming teen’s beatification. A spokeswoman for Acutis’ beatification … Read More
Our Lady of the Rosary The Story of Our Lady of the Rosary Saint Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to … Read More
St Francis of Assisi: Pray for us! … Read More