Biography of His Eminence, the Bishop of Neapolis
His Eminence Bishop Porphyrios of Neapolis was born on April 16, 1966 in the village of Pera Oreinis in the Nicosia district. Following his studies at the National Martyr Kyprianos Lyceum in Strovolos in 1984, he fulfilled his military obligations with the National Guard from which he was discharged in September 1986. He then studied at the School of Archaeology of the University of Athensâ€™ School of Philosophy. Upon graduation in 1990 he continued his studies at the School of Theology of the University of Thessaloniki, from where he graduated in 1994.
He returned to Cyprus and taught at the Apostle Barnabas Seminary. In September 1995 he joined the brotherhood of the Holy Monastery of the Virgin Mary (Panayia) of Machairas.
On October 5, 2007, during an extraordinary meeting of the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus, on the recommendation by His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos, he was selected to be his assistant and given the title Bishop of Neapolis. His ordination as Bishop took place on October 27, 2007.
Name day: February 26.