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The Church of Saint Lazarus is a late-9th century church in Larnaca. It belongs to the Greek Orthodox Church.

The Church of Saint Lazarus is named for New Testament figure Lazarus of Bethany, the subject of a miracle recounted in the Gospel of John in which Jesus raises him from the dead. According to Orthodox tradition, sometime after the Resurrection of Christ, Lazarus was forced to flee Judea because of rumoured plots on his life and came to Cyprus. There he was appointed by Paul and Barnabas as the first Bishop of Kittim (present-day Larnaca).

Some of the icons in the church were painted towards the end of the 18th century

The Larnaka District Museum is located near the centre of town.
The museum exhibits rare findings from the main Neolothic settlement of Choirokitia

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