The head of Cyprus’ Orthodox Church Archbishop enthronement ceremony.

Archbishop Georgios was enthroned as the 76th head of the church on Sunday afternoon, in a ceremony at the Apostolos Varnavas Cathedral in Nicosia. The Archbishop of Cyprus George III (George Papachrystomou, Athienou) was born in Larnaca, 25 May 1949 and he is a bishop of the Orthodox Church, head of the Church of Cyprus with the title Archbishop of Nea Justianiana and of all Cyprus, first in the order of Archbishops of Autocephalous Churches.

Georgios Papachrysostomou was born in the village of Athienou in British-occupied Cyprus on May 25, 1949. In 1967 he graduated from the Pan-Cypriot High School and with a scholarship from the IKY entered the Chemistry Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, from which he graduated in 1972. He then entered the Theological School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, from which he graduated in 1980. He completed postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom, in chemistry and theology. He was ordained a Deacon on December 23, 1984 by the Bishop of Salaminos Varnavas and an Elder on March 17, 1985 by the Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos I. He served as Professor of Chemistry during the years 1985-1996, while in 1994 he was appointed Secretary of the Holy Synod. On May 26, 1996, he was ordained titular Bishop of Arsinois, Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Paphos. On December 29, 2006, he was elected Metropolitan of Paphos.

He represented the Church of Cyprus in Pan-Orthodox Conferences and in the dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church and the confessions of the Lutherans and Reformers, as well as in the work of the "Holy and Great Synod" in Crete, the 2016.

After the death of the Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II on November 7, 2022, he took over as overseer of the throne. In the archdiocesan elections of December 18 for the selection of a tri-person, he came in second place with 18.39% of the votes of the clergy and the people. The Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus elected him the new Archbishop of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus on December 24, 2022, with eleven votes among sixteen members. The enthronement took place on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the Cathedral of the Apostle Barnabas, in Nicosia.