Artwork by the Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey
George, Martyr. Patron Saint of England.
Feast Day: 23rd April.
Few historical 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
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.
"When we 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)
Will it fit my lectern?
Frontals come with cord locks that enable you to adjust the hanging
height and width for most free-standing lecterns. Frontals hang below and tie
around the lectern’s front projection. If you are unsure whether our frontals will
fit your lectern, please contact us and we will advise you.
Important, please check before ordering:
The sloping book rest should have a front projection of at least 5cm.
Fabric, materials and production:
- 100% Polyester (natural-feel
- Fade resistant printing.
- Includes wood rods (top and
bottom) and end caps and gold effect draw cord and cord locks.
- Fire retardant: BS5867/Type
- A sample of the material can
be supplied upon request.
Allow 10–14 days from date of order.
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