Η μνήμη του Οσίου Ευτυχίου εορτάζεται με λειτουργία που γίνεται στη καινούργια του εκκλησία τη Δευτέρα του Πάσχα.
One kilometer north of the village of Nysou in the Nicosia district, there is an underground chapel which is carved in a cave. It looks like a catacomb and is very contrite in its construction and its whole outlook. To the east stands the Great Gate and the Sanctuary, also carved into the rock and built curved- like.This small chapel was once painted with frescoes and some of their traces are still preserved. The cave chapel is dedicated to Saint Eftychios, a local saint, who is believed to have lived there as an ascetic because in the middle of the chapel there is a sarcophagus which is considered as being the tomb of Saint. The cave chapel dates from the eleventh century.
Saint Eftychios most likely reposed and was buried outside the chapel, because the sarcophagus located there is facing north and south, and if the Saint was to be buried in the chapel, he would have been facing East and West, as is the burial custom of the Orthodox . Apparently at some time later, his remains were removed and placed, there, in the sarcophagus. Saint Eftychios is regarded as being one of the "Three Hundred" who came to Cyprus from Palestine during the persecutions and the wars of the Saracens against the Christians.According to a local tradition, Saint Eftychios was the brother of Saint Theodoros (here) who lived as an ascetic near the village of Dali (Idalion). It is said that during the old days there was an underground tunnel connecting the two hermitages of the two Saints and brothers, and thus they communicated unseen by underground. No mention of either of the two Saints is made by any chronicler.
And now, here is a miracle of Saint Eftychios. Once, a Turkish Cypriot resident of the area lost his flock. It was night and was working in the pen when he suddenly heard the ringing of sheep bells and soon saw his flock reaching the pen. Behind the flock of sheep, he saw a monk who was gathering the sheep and directing them towards the pen. After the sheep entered the pen, the apparent monk disappeared. Next day, the shepherd went to see how far his sheep had strayed away and to check if they had caused any damage. From the traces and signs of the animals, he saw that they had come to the cave chapel of Saint Eftychios. And then he realized that the unknown guide of the herd who led the animals to the pen was Saint Eftychios. Recently, the local residents built a small church just outside the carved chapel of Saint Eftychios and dedicated it to his name.
The memory of Saint Eftychios is celebrated which a church service in his new church on Easter Monday.