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Church of Ayios Lazaros

Church of Ayios Lazaros © Hannes Grobe
Church of Ayios Lazaros © Hannes Grobe

The 9th-century Church of Saint Lazarus stands in Larnaca as an important religious institution on Cyprus. Lazarus is believed to have lived at ancient Kition for 30 years after his resurrection by Jesus Christ, and was ordained the Bishop of Kition by Saints Barnabas and Mark. The church was built by the Byzantine Emperor Leo VI above what was believed to be the empty grave of Saint Lazarus. Subsequently, there are those who believe his final resting place to be in Marseilles, France. Eight days before the annual Greek Orthodox Easter, the Baroque wood-carved icon of the saint is carried in a procession through the streets of the town.

Address: Plateia Agiou Lazarou

Website: larnakaregion.com/directory/product/agios-lazaros-saint-lazarus

Telephone: 24 652 498