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Saint George (Christian Martyr and Patron Saint)


St George Demographics:
  • Birth - No clear records
  • Birthplace - Turkey
  • Death - April 23, 303 AD
  • Place of death - Lydda, Palestine.
  • Death mode - Beheaded
  • Occupation - Roman soldier in the Guard of Diocletian.
  • Father - Gerontius, was a Roman army official from Cappadocia.
  • Mother - was from Palestine.
  • Religion - raised with Christian beliefs.
Background Information:
  • St George's Day is the date of his death 23rd April.
  • Highly unlikely he ever visited England or UK.
  • St George is Patron Saint of Aragon, Canada, Catalonia, China, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Montenegro, Palestine, Portugal, Russia, and Serbia.
  • St George was beheaded because of his constant criticism of the Roman persecution of the Christians.
Mythology:
  • He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon.
  • A number of scholars have argued that George, or at least the legend, is based on George of Cappadocia.
St George Hymn:
“Liberator of captives,
and defender of the poor,
physician of the sick,
and champion of kings,
O trophy-bearer,
and Great Martyr George,
intercede with
Christ our God that
our souls be saved.”
Image Credit - Roman Zacharij (Public Domain)

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