Saint George

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Patron saint of England (and other countries)
Died23 April 303

Saint George was a soldier of Cappadocian Greek origins, member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith.

St George became one of the most venerated saints and megalo-martyrs in Christianity, and he has been especially venerated as a military saint since the Crusades.

In hagiography, as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and one of the most prominent military saints, he is immortalised in the legend of St George and the Dragon. His memorial, St George's Day, is traditionally celebrated on 23rd April.

England, Ethiopia, Georgia, the Spanish region of Catalonia and several other nation states, cities, universities, professions and organisations all claim St George as their patron saint.[1]

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:St Edmund – England's original patron saintArticle23 April 2019William CookSt George’s Day is on 23rd April. Every time his feast day comes around, I wonder why England puts up with having such a rubbish patron saint?


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