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Pedoulas' Churches >The church of St. Raphael

The Big church of Holy Cross

This contemporary chapel is situated to the northeast of the village on the mountain slope among the rocks, hence its name. The chapel is dedicated to the recent martyrs Raphael, Nicolaos and Irene of the island of Lesbos, who are commemorated on the Tuesday after Easter. The church is decorated with 20th century murals.

The ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone was held on 10 June 1994 by the then President of the Republic Glafcos Clerides and the late Morphou Bishop Chrysanthos. Attending the ceremony were also the community priest Charalambos Kourris, the Greek Minister of Public Order Stelios Papathemelis, the Cypriot Ministers A. Michaelides and Adamos Adamides and the donators Vasos and Stalo Hadjioannou.