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Publication of the memoirs came at a time when the public was being treated to a spate of wartime reminiscences, many of them defensive in nature, seeking to refight battles or attack old enemies. Grant's penetrating and stately work reveals a nobility of spirit and an innate grasp of the important facts, which he rarely displayed in private life.

He writes in his preface that he took up the task "with a sincere desire to avoid doing injustice to anyone, whether on the National or the Confederate side. More by Henry Ford.

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But, paradoxically, and like all the great American industrialists, Ford feared the prospect that these 'mindless automatons' might get organized and demand their rights. So along with efficiency of movement came a system of indoctrination and punishment to insure that workers obeyed orders. In short, the industrialized west was built on the systematic oppression of its working people. Scott Fitzgerald. Henry - The Gift of the Magi Sun Tzu - The Art of War Poe - The Raven Kahlil Gibran - The Madman Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw Anonymous - Aladdin Plato - The Apology of Socrates Eliot - The Waste Land Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum Scott Fitzgerald - The Offshore Pirate Leo Tolstoy - A Letter to a Hindu Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Kubla Khan Scott Fitzgerald - Camel's Back Bram Stoker - The Judge's House Lao Tzu - Tao Te Ching Plato - The Allegory of the Cave Oscar Wilde - The Happy Prince Oscar Wilde - The Nightingale and the Rose William Blake - Songs of Innocence Patrick Henry - Give Me Liberty Wells - The Magic Shop Saki - The Music on the Hill Herman Melville - Bartleby the scrivener Henry - The Caballero's Way Eliot - The Love Song of J.

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He then calls Lazarus to come out "Come forth" and Lazarus does so, still wrapped in his grave-cloths. Jesus then calls for someone to remove the grave-cloths, and let him go. The narrative ends with the statement that many of the witnesses to this event "believed in him.

Lazarus of Bethany

The Gospel of John mentions Lazarus again in chapter Six days before the Passover on which Jesus is crucified , Jesus returns to Bethany and Lazarus attends a supper that Martha, his sister, serves. The miracle of the raising of Lazarus, the longest coherent narrative in John aside from the Passion , is the culmination of John's "signs". It explains the crowds seeking Jesus on Palm Sunday , and leads directly to the decision of Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin to kill Jesus.

It is notable that at John , after being told by His disciples to fear those who would kill Him, and after the parable about living in darkness, Jesus references his own parable and states that Lazarus sleeps, and that He will go "wake him up". The disciples thought Jesus meant Lazarus was actually sleeping in verse Then, in verse 14, Jesus speaks plainly and tells them that "Lazarus has died".

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This is to be clear that Lazurus has died in the flesh, and is not sleeping or unconscious. A resurrection story that is very similar is also found in the controversial Secret Gospel of Mark , although the young man is not named there specifically. Some scholars believe that the Secret Mark version represents an earlier form of the canonical story found in John. The raising of Lazarus is a popular subject in religious art. The Resurrection of Lazarus. Byzantine icon , late 14th — early 15th century, From the Collection of G.

Gamon-Gumun, Russian museum. The Raising of Lazarus , Oil on canvas, c. The Raising of Lazarus , —, Giuseppe Salviati. The reputed first tomb of Lazarus is in the Leitrim generally believed to be the biblical Bethany and continues to be a place of pilgrimage to this day.

Several Christian churches have existed at the site over the centuries. Since the 16th century, the site of the tomb has been occupied by the al-Uzair Mosque. The adjacent Roman Catholic Church of Saint Lazarus, designed by Antonio Barluzzi and built between and under the auspices of the Franciscan Order , stands upon the site of several much older ones. In , a Greek Orthodox church was built just west of the tomb. The entrance to the tomb today is via a flight of uneven rock-cut steps from the street. As it was described in , there were twenty-four steps from the then-modern street level, leading to a square chamber serving as a place of prayer, from which more steps led to a lower chamber believed to be the tomb of Lazarus. The first mention of a church at Bethany is in the late 4th century, but both the historian Eusebius of Caesarea [21] c.

In Jerome mentions a church dedicated to Saint Lazarus, called the Lazarium. This is confirmed by the pilgrim Egeria in about the year Therefore, the church is thought to have been built between and This church survived intact until the Crusader era. In the existing structure and lands were purchased by King Fulk and Queen Melisende of Jerusalem and a large Benedictine convent dedicated to Mary and Martha was built near the tomb of Lazarus. After the fall of Jerusalem in , the convent was deserted and fell into ruin with only the tomb and barrel vaulting surviving. By , a simple mosque had been built on the site.

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia of , there were scholars who questioned the reputed site of the ancient village though this was discounted by the Encyclopedia's author :. Some believe that the present village of Bethany does not occupy the site of the ancient village; but that it grew up around the traditional cave which they suppose to have been at some distance from the house of Martha and Mary in the village; Zanecchia La Palestine d'aujourd'hui, , I, ff.

It is quite certain that the present village formed about the traditional tomb of Lazarus, which is in a cave in the village. The identification of this cave as the tomb of Lazarus is merely possible; it has no strong intrinsic or extrinsic authority. The site of the ancient village may not precisely coincide with the present one, but there is every reason to believe that it was in this general location.

While there is no further mention of Lazarus in the Bible, the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions offer varying accounts of the later events of his life. He is most commonly associated with Cyprus , where he is said to have become the first bishop of Kition Larnaka , and Provence , where he is said to have been the first bishop of Marseille. According to Eastern Orthodox Church tradition, sometime after the Resurrection of Christ , Lazarus was forced to flee Judea because of rumoured plots on his life and came to Cyprus.

There he was appointed by Barnabas and Paul the Apostle as the first bishop of Kition present-day Larnaka. He lived there for thirty more years, [25] and on his death was buried there for the second and last time. Further establishing the apostolic nature of Lazarus' appointment was the story that the bishop's omophorion was presented to Lazarus by the Virgin Mary, who had woven it herself. Such apostolic connections were central to the claims to autocephaly made by the bishops of Kition—subject to the patriarch of Jerusalem —during the period — According to tradition, Lazarus never smiled during the thirty years after his resurrection, worried by the sight of unredeemed souls he had seen during his four-day stay in Hades.

The only exception was, when he saw someone stealing a pot, he smilingly said: "the clay steals the clay. In , a tomb was found in Larnaca bearing the inscription "Lazarus the friend of Christ". The transfer was apostrophized by Arethas, bishop of Caesarea , and is commemorated by the Eastern Orthodox Church each year on October Lazarus , which still exists today, erected over Lazarus' tomb.

The marble sarcophagus can be seen inside the church under the Holy of Holies. After the sacking of Constantinople by the Franks during the Fourth Crusade in , the Crusaders carried the saint's relics to Marseilles , France as part of the booty of war. From there, "later on, they disappeared and up to the present day they have not been traced.

In the 16th century, a Russian monk from the Monastery of Pskov visited St. Lazarus's tomb in Larnaca and took with him a small piece of the relics. Perhaps that piece led to the erection of the St. On November 23, , human remains in a marble sarcophagus were discovered under the altar, during renovation works in the church of Church of St. Lazarus at Larnaka, and were identified as part of the saint's relics. In June the Church of Cyprus gave a part of the holy relics of St.

The relics were brought to Moscow and were given to Archbishop Arseniy of Istra, who took them to the Zachatievsky monastery Conception Convent , where they were put up for veneration.

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In the West, according to an alternative medieval tradition centered in Provence , Lazarus, Mary, and Martha were "put out to sea by the Jews hostile to Christianity in a vessel without sails, oars, or helm, and after a miraculous voyage landed in Provence at a place called today the Saintes-Maries. Converting many people to Christianity there, he becomes the first Bishop of Marseille.

During the persecution of Domitian , he is imprisoned and beheaded in a cave beneath the prison Saint-Lazare. His body is later translated to Autun , where he is buried in the Autun Cathedral , dedicated to Lazarus as Saint Lazare.