What is Saint George?

  • (noun): Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303).
    Synonyms: George, St. George

Saint George

Saint George (c. 275/281 – 23 April 303) was a Greek who became an officer in the Roman army. His father was the Greek Gerondios from Cappadoccia Asia Minor and his mother was the Greek Polychronia from the city Lyda. Lyda was a Greek city from the times of the conquest of Alexander the Great (333 BC), now in Israel. He became an officer in the Roman army in the Guard of Diocletian. He is venerated as a Christian martyr. In hagiography Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic (Western and Eastern Rites), Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and the Oriental Orthodox churches. He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. His memorial is celebrated on 23 April, and he is regarded as one of the most prominent military saints.

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Saint George Roman Catholic Lithuanian Church - Parish Priests
... The professors of Saint Bernard's Seminary then took the parish under their care ... in spring 1909, he was assigned as the first pastor of Saint George Roman Catholic Lithuanian Church ... He was replaced by Father Jonas Bakšys, alumni of Saint Bernard's Seminary, who worked in Hartford and Waterbury ...
Saint George, Virginia
... Saint George is an unincorporated community in Greene County, Virginia, United States ... Saint George is home to the Blue Ridge School ...
St. George's Monastery (Al-Khader)
... The Monastery of Saint George (Arabic دير القديس جاورجيوس‎) is an Orthodox Christian monastery in the Palestinian town of al-Khader in the central West Bank ... in al-Khader was the only Christian inhabitant of the town, Saint George's Monastery attracted al-Khader's Muslims ... During the Feast of Saint George in early June, the bridle of Saint George's horse would pass over the bodies of visitors to prevent or cure any mental illness ...
Member Of Parliament Of Carriacou And Petite Martinique - Renamed Party
... George's Grenville Gouyave Sauteurs Victoria Former Parish Capitals Marquis Parish Saint Andrew Saint David Saint George Saint John Saint Mark Saint Patrick ... George's Grenville Gouyave Sauteurs Victoria La Fillete Tempe Morne Jaloux Conference Beausejour Sendall Former Constituency St Patrick's and Carriacou ...
List Of Churches In Moscow - List of Churches By Districts - West
... Rostov) Georg Moskauer !Church of the Martyr George at the Moscow regional centre of the Ministry of Emergencies 1998 Russian Orthodox Fili-Davydkovo 55°43′35.61″N 37°28′54.31″E ...

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