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« on: November 07, 2010, 10:38:40 PM »

Is this story in the Gospels traditionally considered a parable or an actual glimpse into the afterlife? I guess the shortest way to answer this would be: is the poor man Lazarus venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church? I know that he was in the medieval Latin church but what about in the East?
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 11:03:29 PM »

Is this story in the Gospels traditionally considered a parable or an actual glimpse into the afterlife? I guess the shortest way to answer this would be: is the poor man Lazarus venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church? I know that he was in the medieval Latin church but what about in the East?

It's definitely read as just a parable by the Fathers, although it obviously includes a view of the intermediate state. The Fathers generally read it as a parable about the Jews and the gentiles (which makes perfect sense in context). Lazarus is not considered to be a historical person by anyone I know of.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 12:51:12 AM »

Is this story in the Gospels traditionally considered a parable or an actual glimpse into the afterlife? I guess the shortest way to answer this would be: is the poor man Lazarus venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church? I know that he was in the medieval Latin church but what about in the East?

It's definitely read as just a parable by the Fathers, although it obviously includes a view of the intermediate state. The Fathers generally read it as a parable about the Jews and the gentiles (which makes perfect sense in context). Lazarus is not considered to be a historical person by anyone I know of.

This is good to know.
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