Thursday, September 4, 2014


Lazarus of Milan
 Died March 14 ,450;

feast day : 14 March  11 February Ambrosian Rite

Lazarus, Archbishop of Milan, Italy .439, a time when invading Ostrogoths controlled the area supported his flock during the invasion of the Ostrogoths. He suffered much as the hands of the invaders, but
filled his office well and faithfully. Lazurus is said to have introduced Rogation days with processions, litanies, and fasts as means of invoking God's protection in each season; however, the practice appears to have predated him. His feast was translated from the day of his death to today in deference to the Milanese
custom of not celebrating saints' days in Lent . 

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