- Last updated on July 20, 2012 at 8:55 am
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We will get married in the Church of Saint Lazarus in the city of Larnaka. It was built by byzantine emperor Leo VI in the late 9th century to house the tomb of the Saint.
According to Greek Orthodox tradition, after Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, the saint came to Cyprus and was later consecrated bishop of Kition (the ancient Larnaca) by Apostles Paul and Barnabas.
During the Arab raids the place of his burial was forgotten. The remains of Lazarus were rediscovered in 890, and briefly enshrined here before they were sent to Constantinople by emperor Leo VI in 901.
It is a beautiful ancient church so will not need much decoration...