St. Lazarus

The story of Lazarus of Bethany is well-known: according to the bible he was a close friend of Jesus. After he had died Jesus came to his grave and called him back to life. What happened afterwards is not documented in the bible, but there are different legends: one says that Lazarus lauter became the bishop of Λάρνακα.

In 890 a sarcophagus with bones was found at Λάρνακα that was seen as the remains of Lazarus. Therefore, on this place the wonderful St. Lazarus church was created, with a high bell tower and wonderful archways. The bones seem to have been robbed and brought via Istanbul to Marseille. We’ll never find out the truth. 😉

Church of Saint Lazarus
Λάρνακα / Larnaka

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