Orounta

Orounta
Ορούντα
village
Monastery Church, Orounta.jpg
Orounta is located in Cyprus
Orounta
Orounta
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°6′5″N 33°5′38″E / 35.10139°N 33.09389°E / 35.10139; 33.09389Coordinates: 35°6′5″N 33°5′38″E / 35.10139°N 33.09389°E / 35.10139; 33.09389
Country Cyprus
DistrictNicosia District
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total656
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Orounta (Greek: Ορούντα) is a village located in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, west of Nicosia, near Peristerona.

It was the birthplace of the Saint Martyr. Saint Philoumenos[2] (Greek: Άγιος Φιλούμενος) (15 October 1913-29 November 1979). Who was the Guardian of Jacob's Well[3] and was killed after the assailant threw grenades into the Church of St Photini, West Bank, which is built on Jacob's Well and attacked Saint Philoumenos with an axe.

References

  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ "The Story of Venerable Martyr St. Philoumenos (Hasapis)'s Murder at Jacob's Well in 1979, and Its Criminal Investigation. An Interview with Historian Yisca Harani". OrthoChristian.Com. Retrieved 2022-04-14.
  3. ^ "Jacob's Well « See The Holy Land". Retrieved 2022-04-14.


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