25mm St. Lazarus Medal in Solid 14K Gold #806525
- Available in sizes from 13mm (1/2") to 25mm (1")
- Solid 14K Gold
- Image of St. Lazarus walking on crutches with dogs licking his sores
- Polished border with matte finish on image
This beautiful and inspirational medal portrays St. Lazarus in a solid 14K gold medal. Saint Lazarus is the saint described in the story of the rich man and Lazarus from the Gospel of Luke 16:19-31. In the medal St. Lazarus is portrayed walking on crutches with dogs licking the sores on his body. Tradition holds that St. Lazarus was a leper. The feast day of St. Lazarus is celebrated on June 21. He is the patron saint of lepers and the Order of St. Lazarus.
The story of St. Lazarus from the Gospel of Luke is as follows: There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, whoo would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Dogs even used to come and lick his sores. When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, and from the netherworld, where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.’ Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’ He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.’ But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’ He said, ‘Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.
|Medal Sizes and Gold Content|
|25mm (approx. 1")||22mm (approx. 7/8")||19mm (approx. 3/4")||16mm (approx. 5/8")||13mm (approx. 1/2")|
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