The magnificent 9th century stone church of Saint Lazarus was built by Byzantine Emperor Leo VI in the 9th century and restored in the 17th century. The church is one of the most remarkable examples of Byzantine architecture in Cyprus. Saint Lazarus came to Cyprus after being resurrected by Jesus, was ordained as Bishop of Kition by the Apostles Barnabas and Paul and lived here for 30 years. His tomb can be seen under the sanctuary.The iconostasis is a superb example of baroque woodcarving. Eight days before Easter a procession is held during which St. Lazarus’ icon is carried through the streets of Larnaca. Next to the church is the Ecclesiastical Museum.


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Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Λαζάρου στη Λάρνακα

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Cyprus Tourism Organisation
Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Τουρισμού

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Library of Cyprus University of Technology
Digital Heritage Research Lab of Cyprus University of Technology

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Cyprus Tourism Organisation
Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Τουρισμού

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Cyprus Tourism Organisation and Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Τουρισμού, “Saint Lazarus Church in Larnaca,” Αψίδα, accessed October 16, 2019, https://apsida.cut.ac.cy/items/show/18539.

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