It is with deep sadness and heartfelt grief that we inform the clergy and faithful of our Holy Archdiocese of the death of His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Nova Justiniana and All Cyprus. Only a short while ago in September, His Beatitude had lovingly received His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas and a delegation from our Archdiocese as guests in Cyprus, graciously hosting them with all of his fatherly care, unparalleled refinement and dignity. His loss leaves behind a vacancy that will be difficult to fill, both for the Church of Cyprus and for Orthodoxy as a whole. Graced with the unique privileges of his See, Archbishop Chrysostomos was an active and steadfast supporter and fellow Cyrenian of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, and maintained a loving and fruitful relationship of mutual collaboration with the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.
As a humble token of the great debt of honour that our Archdiocese owes to His Beatitude, His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas will be a part of the delegation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the funeral service.
It is requested that all the priests of our Archdiocese commemorate the name of His Beatitude in their Trisagion and memorial service prayers during the next forty-day period.
As we unite our prayers with those of our beloved brothers and sisters in Cyprus, we express our solidarity during this present tribulation and pray that God Almighty, in His love and wisdom, receive the soul of His departed servant, His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos, granting him rest in the dwelling place of the righteous, in a place of light, in a place of green pasture, in a place of refreshment, from where pain, sorrow, and sighing have fled away.
From the offices of the Holy Archdiocese, November 7, 2022