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The future [[Archimandrite]] Lazarus was Edgar Moore, in Swindon, England, on the [[October 18]], 1902. At the age of 18, he moved to Alberta, Canada, where he worked as a farm
laborer for several years. It was here that he sensed a "call from God" (his own words) to become a missionary. For the next five years he studied at St Augustine's College in Canterbury, England - a training-college for Anglican missionaries. In 1930 he was ordained a deacon in the Church of England, and then, in 1931, an Anglican priest. Following this in 1933 the traveled to India, where he joined the Christa Seva Sangha, an Anglo-Indian brotherhood with an ashram at Poona.
Drawn towards Orthodoxy, Edgar
traveled in either 1934 or 1935 (there is some uncertainty about the date) to Palestine, [[Mount Athos]] and then Serbia, where he was received by Metropolitan [[Anthony (Khrapovitsky) of Kiev|Anthony (Khrapovitsky)]] into the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]], which at that time was centred in Sremsky Karlovsky, near Belgrade. He was then professed a monk at Mikovo Monastery, before being [[ordination|ordained]] by Archbishop Feofan ([[ROCOR]]) in January 1936 to the priesthood.
Fr Lazarus was then sent to the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, where he worked closely with Abbess Mary (Robinson) and Mother Mary (Sprott), both converts from Anglicanism at the Russian Convent of St Mary Magdalene on Gethsemane. Whilst in (what was then) Palestine, Fr Lazarus taught at the school in Bethany which was maintained by the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission.
This lasted a short period of time. In 1952, Hmk Lazarus was sent back to India, to help ROCOR with the approach made to them by a group of non-Chalcedonian Syrian Orthodox in Malabar, South India, who had approached the Russian Synod seeking admission into Chalcedonian Orthodoxy. Ultimately, the group were not received, but Fr Lazarus stayed in India for the next twenty years, he helping in missionary work. Much of his translation work was done and published during this time. Due to black cassock's being offensive to local residents, he wore a white cassock instead. While in India, he met Mother [[Gabrielia (Papayannis)|Gabrielia]], whom he consulted in his translations of the Fathers and of the [[Psalter]].
In 1972, Archimandrite Lazarus was called to Greece, where he contemplated settling; but in 1974, he was called to Australia. In Australia, Archimandrite Lazarus developed contacts with Pentecostalism and the charismatic movement, which he viewed in a positive light. In this Archimandrite Lazarus' views diverged widely from his ROCOR Bishop, leading the Archimandrite to write to his Bishop, seeking canonical release. His Bishop never replied to the letter, but nonetheless Archimandrite Lazarus transferred to the jurisdiction
's of the [[Patriarchate of Antioch]].
In 1983, upon the invitation of Fr [[Peter Gillquist]], Archimandrite Lazarus
traveled to California, to assist with the integration of the former [[Evangelical Orthodox Church]] into canonical Orthodoxy. This would be the most successful missionary endeavor in which Archimandrite Lazarus would be involved, with this group being received by the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese in 1987.
He moved to Alaska in 1989 to continue this work of helping Evangelical Orthodox integration, relocating to St John's Cathedral in Eagle River, Alaska, a large
center founded by Evangelical Orthodox, and now Antiochian. Shortly before his death he was visited by a ROCOR priest who reconciled him to ROCOR. On [[November 27]], 1992, Archimandrite Lazarus reposed in Eagle River, Alaska, from cancer. He was buried in the cemetery at St John's Cathedral.