A legend surrounding King Baldwin IV is that during his coronation in Jerusalem, an eagle dropped onto his head a gold ring with sinople (green) cross embedded. The green cross and color green have been traditionally associated with the Order of Saint Lazarus, and this has been so at least throughout the second millennia A.D.

A legend surrounding King Baldwin IV is that during his coronation in Jerusalem…

Saint Lazarus Religious Medal Color - Available in Solid 14K Yellow or White Gold, or Sterling Silver

Saint Lazarus Religious Medal Color - Available in Solid 14K Yellow or White Gold, or Sterling Silver

A pilgrim sleeps at the Saint Lazarus national sanctuary church

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A pilgrim sleeps at the Saint Lazarus national sanctuary church

Saint Lazarus amulet

Saint Lazarus amulet

provided nursing care during the Middle Agesa hospice was established outside the walls of Jerusalem by Greek or Armenian monks under the rule of Saint Basil.  Its particular mission was the care and treatment of lepers and those suffering from skin diseases.became an appropriate vehicle for the transfer of any Knights who contracted leprosy. Such persons were thus medically isolated, while remaining within a well organised body which could capitalise on their fighting ability.

Sketch of Knight of St Lazarus in armour, wearing a white surcoat with the green cross of the Order. and bearing a shield on also displaying the green Lazarus cross.

Knight of Saint Lazarus by JLazarusEB.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Hospitaller Knight of the Holy Catholic Order of Saint Lazarus' Hospital in Jerusalem Knight of Saint Lazarus

Knights of Lazarus -- Order of St. Lazarus. Big secret of Matthew's.

Knights of Lazarus -- Order of St. Big secret of Matthew's.

The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem - Jurisdictions

The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem - Symbols

Hand molded and imbued with herbs associated with each candles purpose. Choose from three saints.  Saint Lazarus: Health, addiction, prosperity, and success. Lazarus is the patron saint of small pox.  Saint Francis of Assisi: Peace, wisdom, and guidance. Francis is the patron saint of

Hand molded and imbued with herbs associated with each candles purpose. Choose from three saints. Saint Lazarus: Health, addiction, prosperity, and success. Lazarus is the patron saint of small pox. Saint Francis of Assisi: Peace, wisdom, and guidance. Francis is the patron saint of

Knight of St. Lazarus 1200 AD. The Knights of Saint Lazarus were involved in many notable battles. At the great debacle of the Christian forces at Acre in 1291 every knight of the Order present was slain, as a consequence of which the Pope agreed that, to ensure the future of the Order, Grand Masters need not themselves be afflicted with leprosy.

Very cool helmet! The pointed top echoes Persian influences. Eye slots are safer than an open mask. Nose guard reflects Viking and Frankish design. But that pierced face plate is just plain COOL!(Knight of St.

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