Lazarus Bishop of Cyprus
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Submitted by: Constantinos

Lazarus the resurrected friend of Lord Jesus was a Cyprus Bishop here (the second Christian Church created) for 30 years after leaving Jerusalem, and he was known to never ever smile. He was also known to sometimes spit discreetly while making a bitter face.    

After many years of “questioning” by the clergy in His local Church he finally revealed the -misery of Hades- while there for 4 days (before resurrected by Lord Jesus) and also explained that it was impossible for anyone being there ever recovering from the shock of things seen and experienced.

Lazarus was a very good man and a boyhood friend of Jesus however He died the first time, before the resurrection of Jesus, and before the creation of His church; and he died the second time before the erection of His Church.

The Church of Lazarus (Agios Lazaros) is another magnificent Orthodox Church in Larnaca, Cyprus that was built in the town over the tomb of St. Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha. He died here and was buried in the church named after him. In 890 AD, his tomb was found bearing the inscription "Lazarus, bishop of Larnaca. Four days dead. Friend of Jesus." The marble sarcophagus can be seen inside the church under the Holy of Holies.

Lazarus was also known as: Lazarus of Bethany, Saint Lazarus, or Lazarus of the Four Days.

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