Mar 30, 2015

From dust thou art and to dust shalt thou return

One of these sarcophagi was the second grave of St Lazaros. After Christ raised him from the dead, he travelled to Cyprus and is considered to be the first bishop of the island. He served the church for decades before falling asleep. in the ninth century, his relics were transferred to Constantinople, although the local church retained a few. When Constantinople was sacked by the Crusaders in 1204, the relics of St Lazaros were taken to Marseilles. They have since been lost.

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