Saint Lazarus Zographos

Also known as

  • Lazarus the Painter

Memorial

Profile

Monk at Constantinople. Skilled painter. Opposed the Iconoclasts under emperor Theophilus. He defended sacred images, and restored those that were defaced by Iconoclasts. For his work he was arrested and tortured. When the Iconoclasts fell from power, Lazarus was released and given a prominent place in the new regime, eventually becoming ambassador to Rome.

Died

  • 867 of natural causes

Name Meaning

    the painter = zographos

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Lazarus Zographos“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 November 2014. Web. 21 December 2014. <>