Discover The Saint Lazarus Church of Larnaca Cyprus

The Saint Lazarus church in the centre of Larnaca dates from the end of the 9th century. After his resurrection, Lazarus, who was ordained bishop by Saint Barbabé, went to Cyprus, where he had his ministry. During the Frankish period, the church became transformed into a mosque by the Turks, and then became a church again at the end of the 16th century. In 1970, a crypt was discovered under the altar during restoration works containing a sarcophagus that is said to be that of Lazarus.

  • The Saint Lazarus Church of Larnaca , The St. Lazarus Church of Larnaca , Cyprus
    The St. Lazarus Church of Larnaca

    In the old city of Larnaca, visiting the church of St. Lazarus, with its typically Byzantine style, is a must.

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  • The Saint Lazarus Church of Larnaca , The tomb of Saint Lazarus , Cyprus
    The tomb of Saint Lazarus

    The crypt of the church contains the tomb of St. Lazarus, who was Bishop of Kition (formerly Larnaca).

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • The Saint Lazarus Church of Larnaca , The interior of the St. Lazarus church , Cyprus
    The interior of the St. Lazarus church

    The icons and various elements of worship of the church are particularly extravagant.

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  • The Saint Lazarus Church of Larnaca , The church of Ayios Lazaros in Larnaca , Cyprus
    The church of Ayios Lazaros in Larnaca

    The church was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman occupation of the 16th century and then given to the Christians.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • The Saint Lazarus Church of Larnaca , The iconostase of Saint-Lazare , Cyprus
    The iconostase of Saint-Lazare

    The iconostasis of the 18th century drips with gold. It is covered with icons of the 17th and 18th century.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • The Saint Lazarus Church of Larnaca , Cyprus
    The Saint Lazarus Church of Larnaca

    The church is located in the Turkish quarter, the most pleasant part of the center of Larnaca, near the southern end of the promenade which runs along the beach.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
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