Artwork by the Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey
George, Martyr. Patron Saint of England.
Feast Day 23rd April.
facts about St. George can be established. He was most likely born in Syria
Palaestina (a Roman province) and martyred in Lydda (near modern day Tel Aviv)
around 303AD before the time of Constantine. He has been honoured for this from
the earliest centuries. The Church of St. George in Lod (Israel) which houses a
tomb said to be that of the saint has been the site of a shrine and devotion
dating back to the 4th Century.
The stories of dragon slaying to embellish his
actions arose almost a thousand years after his death. They symbolise his life
and martyrdom for his faith vanquishing evil.
He is patron of several countries and
states including: England, Portugal, Germany, Catalonia, Venice. He is also
patron of Soldiers and Boy Scouts.
look at the lives of those who have faithfully followed Christ, we are inspired
with a new reason for seeking the city which is to come" (Vatican II,
Lumen Gentium, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, 50)
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