Church of St. Lazarus
Church of St. Lazarus
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nate C
Ellensburg, WA1,071 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a very beautiful setting and church, we did a private mass here. The gardens are worth the walk. Bethany has very busy traffic and a vibrant business district. It felt safe there but still, be careful.
Written 27 October 2019
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Olenka
Northampton, UK579 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
The church is interesting. Very nice mosaics inside. Outside you can see remains from previous churches.

A few steps away up the street there is entrance to the tomb which is under Muslim auspices.
The steps down to the tomb (not necessarily of Lazarus but definitely like it) are steep and narrow.
Written 27 May 2019
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CPM20152015
Rhode Island4 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Because of the separation barrier, I believe many tourists do not go to Bethany (Al-Eizariya). It is worth making the minimal effort. Just take Palestinian bus 263 off Sultan Suleiman road across from the walls of the Old City. The church is quiet and lovely, surrounded by a garden, and there is a separate room with a very impressive olive press and short film explaining how olive oil is made. That room is bordered by two other rooms where religious groups can hold worship. Very near the church is the Bethany Museum, a small archaelogical museum. The biggest treasure in the museum, however, was the woman who welcomed us, Muhtaha, with great hospitality. Bethany is a gem well worth visiting.
Written 31 March 2019
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Carla B
Jericho, Palestinian Territories36 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
The place is in the Palestinian Territories, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives. It can be reached by public bus from Jerusalem (bus stop is in front of Damascus Gate). it is where the Christian tradition locate the miracle of the resurrection of Lazarus by Jesus. You can visit the tomb and, near the beautiful modern church, also remains of Byzantine and Medieval churches and convent. Very interesting conservation activities are on going at the site. Inside the Franciscan area, near the modern church, a series of panels help to understand the history of the site.
Written 30 March 2019
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Shmuel B
Jerusalem, Israel32 contributions
Dec 2018
Not a site that you would probably visit on your own (but tours and guides can take you there). Site is on the Mount of Olives, in Palestinian town of Al-Eizariya in area. Another one of Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi's amazing churches, so worth a visit for that reason alone. In Christian tradition it is the place where Jesus visited Martha and Mary after Lazarus died and brought him back to life.
Written 15 January 2019
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Ann T
51 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Absolutely breathtaking! If you are in the area this is a must see - regardless of your beliefs, It is in a scenic area.
Written 6 November 2018
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BunburyTim61
Bunbury, Australia1,748 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
This church located in the West Bank is where Lazarus (who was raised from the dead by Jesus) and his sisters Mary and Martha lived.
Historically this current church built in 1955 was built over churches built in the Byzantine and Crusader times and remnants of Byzantine mosaic tiles can be seen in the courtyard.
It is surrounded by a beautiful and well maintained garden. As it is in the West Bank it is not frequented by many tourists however as we were on a pilgrimage tour we celebrated Mass here.
The significance of this Church is that Lazarus was raised from the dead, a testament that Jesus had power over life and death. A truly sacred site to visit , reflect, meditate and pray.
It would be beneficial to come to this church with a guide.
Written 19 May 2018
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jojo
Navi Mumbai, India1,743 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
The place where Lazarus family lived were believed to have a Church called Church of St.Lazarus.No entry here after 5 pm , having ripe oranges and grapes on the way.There was no police but special securities Below the church was St. Lazarus Tomb.
Written 11 August 2017
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Marek S
Prague, Czech Republic86 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
For being one of the very important places in the Holly Scriptures, Bethany with the Lazarus strong and crucial story seems to be strangely neglected by tourists but also by pilgrims. Maybe it is due to the fear some feel in the Palestinian Territory!? Anyhow we felt safe and secure there, the place is full of serenity, very nice and perfectly maintained...and very often with no visitors, calm, somehow sadd. We enjoyed very much the hospitality of the vendors in the narrow streets neighbouring the garden and the church - we got an excellent miniature coffee, some minth tee to refresh - and we were offered goods for half either a third of the price asked in other more touristic places. Even though understandable from their unsound optic, the motto "The worst the better" of these crazy terrorists seems to be very contraproductive for normal Palestinian people and their happy future...
Written 7 April 2016
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HvPssptWilTrvl
Newton, MA558 contributions
Nov 2015
Out of the way in Bethany, this church comes alive with the reading of Lazarus' story. Lovely gardens and courtyards. There were no other people there - not a one - and that was disappointing because it is such a magical place; a beautiful property with clean WCs.
Written 3 December 2015
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