Monday, September 23, 2019

Saint Lazarus of Bethany Feast Day – 17 December – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of Saint Lazarus of Bethany

Saint Lazarus of Bethany is the Patron Saint of

• Autun, France, diocese of
• Marseille, France, archdiocese of

Saint Lazarus of Bethany Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Not Married who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year C

Saint Lazarus of Bethany brief life History

Date of Birth 1st Century AD
Country of Birth Palestinian Territories in Asia
Profession Four-days dead, Friend of Christ
Place of Work Bethany, and Marseilles, France
Date of Death 1st Century AD
Place of Death In a cave near Marseilles, France
Feast Day 17 December
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of • Autun, France, diocese of
• Marseille, France, archdiocese of

Saint Lazarus of Bethany Feast Day Short life History

Saint Lazarus of Bethany was also known as
• Lazarus of the Four Days
• Lazarus the Resurrected

He was the brother of Saint Martha and Saint Mary of Bethany. He was the man whom Jesus raised from the dead after having been dead and in his tomb for four days. The Bible does not trace his history after the miracle, but tradition says he became a missionary to Gaul, the first bishop of Marseilles, France, and a martyr in the persecutions of Domitian.

Died
• beheaded in the 1st century in a cave near Marseilles, France
• some relics remain in Marseilles
• some relics later enshrined in the Cathedral of Saint Lazare, Autun, France

Readings where he is mentioned

Now a man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany, a the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who had anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and dried his feet with her hair; it was her brother Lazarus who was ill. So the sisters sent word to him, saying, “Master, the one you love is ill.” ……. John 11:1-44

Today’s Saint Lazarus of Bethany Feast Day Quote:

In the context of the seven signs in the Gospel of John, the Raising of Lazarus is the climactic narrative: exemplifying the power of Jesus “over the last and most irresistible enemy of humanity—death. For this reason it is given a prominent place in the gospel

Saint Lazarus of Bethany Feast Day
Saint Lazarus of Bethany Feast Day