Larnaca St Lazarus Church, Cyprus - Architecture, Church

Church, Monastery

In the old township of Larnaca is St Lazarus's Church, with the relics of the Saint. Saint Lazarus is the patron saint of Larnaca. After his renaissance by Christ, he lived here for another 30 years. He was predestined Bishop of Kition by Saints Barnabas and Mark. His relics are situated in this church, created in his honor. The minster was constructed in the ninth century by Emperor Leo VI and was authentically refurbished in the 17th century, and the iconostasis is an excellent exemplar of Baroque woodcarving. Its white painted belfry is extremely unique and escaped the Turkish ban on such structures.

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