Saint Lazarus Zographos

detail of an antique holy card of Saint Lazarus Zographos by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Lazarus the Painter
  • Lazarus of Constantinople
  • Lazzaro…



Monk at Constantinople. Skilled painter of icons. 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.


  • 867 of natural causes

Name Meaning

    the painter = zographos


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Lazarus Zographos“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 October 2021. Web. 26 October 2021. <>