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Christ and the Children Icon

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Christ rebuked the disciples for preventing

the little children from coming to Him.

Tradition states that the curly headed child on His lap

is Ignatius, the future Bishop of Antioch and future martyr.

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The Rising of Lasarus

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Christ commands His friend Lazarus to come forth

after three days in the tomb.

After his miraculous resurrection, St. Lazarus took refuge in Cyprus where,

according to Church tradition, he was consecrated bishop by Sts. Paul and Barnabas.

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