Holy Cross Catholic Church Nicosia

Address: Paphos Gate, 1010 Nicosia, Cyprus

For map and directions CLICK HERE

Fr. Andrew Arhin, ofm ~ Parish Priest

Tel.: 22 662132
Fax: 22 660767
Email: holycross@cytanet.com.cy

Office Hours:
9.00 am- 12.00 noon

Fr. Jerzy Kraj, ofm
Patriarchal Vicar in Cyprus, Guardian of the Franciscan Friary of Holy Cross in Nicosia

Tel.: 22 662132
Fax: 22 660767
Email: holycross@cytanet.com.cy

Fr. Jerzy Kraj was born on August 5, 1960 in Zakliczyn, Poland. He joined the Province of Our Lady of the Angels in Krakow in 1979 after graduating from high school at the minor seminary of Wieliczka. He studied theology at the Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum in the Holy Land and was ordained priest in 1986 in Jerusalem.

He specialised in moral theology at Academia Alfonsiana in Rome and defended his doctoral thesis in 1998 (The “Mystery of Inequity” and “Mysterium Pietatis” in the Teaching of John Paul II on Redemption).

He then joined the Custody of the Holy Land to teach, do research and become seminary rector. He led the Christian Information Centre in Jerusalem and was also the Guardian of the convents of Saint Saviour in Jerusalem and St. Catherine in Bethlehem (Church of the Nativity).

In 2013, Fr.Kraj was appointed Patriarchal Vicar in Cyprus, as well as Guardian of the Franciscan Friary of Holy Cross in Nicosia.

Fr. Zacheusz Dulniok, ofm ~ Assistant Parish Priest

General Director of Terra Santa College, Nicosia

Holy Cross
Tel.: 22 662132
Fax: 22 660767
Email: holycross@cytanet.com.cy

Terra Santa College, 12 Lycourgos Street, Nicosia
Tel.: 22 421100; 22 421371
Fax 22 317565
Email: terrasantacollege@cytanet.com.cy

Fr. Zacheusz was born on 19 May 1971 in Rybnik, Poland. He entered the Franciscan Province of the Assumption of the BVM in Katowice and made his first religious vows in September 1990 in Osieczna, Poland. After four years as a lay Franciscan brother, he studied philosophy for two years in the Franciscan Seminary in Katowice-Panewniki.

In 1996 his Provincial sent him to Jerusalem to continue his theological studies at the International Seminary. One year later, in October 1997, Fr. Zacheusz made his solemn vows in the Basilica of the Agony in Gethsemane. In June 2000, he obtained his Bachelor degree in Sacred Theology, and he received his priestly orders in Poland on 1 July 2000.

After completing one year of studies in the English language, in September 2001, he was sent as a missionary to Cyprus where his first assignment was as as Assistant Parish Priest at Holy Cross Church in Nicosia. In 2004 he became the Headmaster of Terra Santa College, in Nicosia. Three years later, he was assigned to Saint Catherine of Alexandria Church in Limassol as Parish Priest and Superior. His next mission, in 2010, was at Our Lady of Graces in Larnaca, again as Parish Priest and Superior. In 2013 Fr. Custos Pierbattista Pizzaballa sent him again, after nine years, to the Holy Cross Church in Nicosia. He is also the Parish Priest at Saint Elisabeth of Hungary in Kyrenia. He was officially installed as Parish Priest in Holy Cross during a solemn Mass on Sunday 6 September 2013. In October 2016 he was assigned as Assistant Parish Priest at the Holy Cross in Nicosia and as General Director of Terra Santa College, Nicosia

Fr. Danielemosé Schroder, ofm ~ Assistant Parish Priest

Tel. (mobile): 97 662334, between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM only (Please leave a voice message if Fr. Mosé cannot answer).
Fax: 22 660767
Email: holylander669@hotmail.com

Fr. Danielemosé Schroder was born on 24 September, 1947 to parents who had both studied psychology in the university. After graduating from college, he worked 3 years as a psycho-educational therapist/teacher and, simultaneously, as a nursing assistant in Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit in a hospital in Savannah, Georgia. Afterwards he went to New York City where he worked for the NY Board of Education and became a registered nurse for psychiatric nursing and obtained a Master of Science degree in teaching emotionally disturbed children. He entered religious life with the Blessed Sacrament Congregation which was very interested, at that time, in opening a community of Eucharistic adoration in Jerusalem. While he was in a Chicago seminary, the Jerusalem group decided to close their house on the Mount of Olives, and he asked to join the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. He finished his studies in Jerusalem in 1991. His ministry in pastoral counselling continued with his studies in psychology and he worked in Jaffa, Israel for 17 years. He has been at Holy Cross Parish since 2013.

Holy Cross Parish Council

Email: holycrossparishcouncil@yahoo.com

Parish Register

The Holy Cross Parish keeps a Parish Register. If you wish to register – and benefit from it – you are kindly requested to download the form HERE, fill it out, and return it to the Parish Sacristy.