Early Places of Worship

St Hilarion Underground Church at Paphos

Early Places of Worship in Cyprus

Christians in Cyprus were no different from other young Christian communities of the early church. In the first three centuries after Christ, Christians met in secret in church houses, underground churches, and catacombs throughout the Roman Empire; the ancient catacombs of Rome are the most famous of these early meeting places.  It is said that “Christians were persecuted above ground and prayed below ground.” Groups of…

Roman Cyprus

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