Lazarus (bishop of Milan)

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Lazarus
Archbishop of Milan
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Church Catholic Church
Appointed AD 438
Term ended AD 449
Predecessor Glycerius
Successor Eusebius
Personal details
Died March 14, 449
Sainthood
Feast day February 11
Venerated in Catholic Church

Lazarus (Italian: Lazzaro) was Archbishop of Milan from 438 to 449. He is honoured as a saint in the Catholic Church and his feast day is February 11.

Life[edit]

Almost nothing is known about the life and the episcopate of Lazarus, apart that he had a stern appearance and he probably studied in Milan. Probably he, following Pope Leo the Great, took measures against the Manichaeans.[1]

Lazarus died on March 14, 449, and he was buried in the Church of Saint Nazarius and Celsus in Milan. His feast day was anticipated to the February 11 due to the Lent time.[2] A late tradition, with no historical basis, associates Lazarus with the Milan's family of the Beccardi.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cazzani, Eugenio (1996). Vescovi e arcivescovi di Milano (in Italian). Milano: Massimo. pp. 27–28. ISBN 88-7030-891-X. 
  2. ^ Ruggeri, Fausto (1991). I Vescovi di Milano (in Italian). Milano: NED. p. 15. ISBN 88-7023-154-2.