Our righteous Father Lazarus was born in 967 in Magnesia of Asia Minor, and passed
through various regions of the East, visiting monasteries. He was tonsured
a monk, and then ordained priest, at the Monastery of Mar Sabbas in
Palestine. In 1005 he returned to his homeland, and beginning in the
year 1012, he built the monasteries that are on Mount Galesion. He
raised up a pillar, on which he lived as a stylite for many years,
enduring unspeakable hardships for the love of Christ, and reposed
in the Lord in deep old age in the year 1053, during the reign of Constantine
Apolytikion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone:
In thy vigilant prayers, thou didst drench thy pillar with streams
of tears; by thy sightings from the depths, thou didst bear fruit
a hundredfold in labours; and thou becamest a shepherd, granting
forgiveness to them that came to thee, O our righteous Father Lazarus.
Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Kontakion in the Fourth Tone:
With great joy, the Church of Christ doth glorify thee on this day
with psalmic hymns as a great light unto us all; hence never cease
thou to intercede with Christ to grant the forgiveness of sins to
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