Sunday, 23 April 2017

St. George's Day

England is celebrating St. George's Day on the 23rd of April. St. George was a Roman martyr who was killed around AD 333. He is known as the dragon slayer. In the Middle Ages a dragon was commonly used to represent the Devil.

Saint George is also Saint of a couple of other countries: England, Aragon, Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal and Russia. Books about Saint George and the Dragon


Prayer to Saint George


Almighty God, who gave to your servant George boldness to Confess the Name of our Savior Jesus Christ before the rulers of this world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer gladly for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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