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Saint George of Lydda
Hans Süß von Kulmbach (zugeschr.) - Heiliger Georg.jpg
Portrait by Hans von Kulmbach (circa 1510)
Died 23 April 303
Nicomedia, Bithynia, Roman Empire
Eastern Orthodox Church
Church of the East
Church of Saint George, Lod
St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Edappally
St. George Orthodox Church Puthuppally Pally
23 April (Saint George's Day)
6 May (Gregorian when Julian date is observed)
23 Parmouti (Coptic calendar, 1 May)
Attributes Clothed as a crusader in plate armour or mail, often bearing a lance tipped by a cross, riding a white horse, often slaying a dragon. In the Greek East and Latin West he is shown with St George's Cross emblazoned on his armour, or shield or banner.
Patronage Many Patronages of Saint George exist around the world
Saint George (Greek: Γεώργιος, Geṓrgios; Latin: Georgius; d. 23 April 303), also George of Lydda, 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. He 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 Saint George and the Dragon. His memorial, Saint George's Day, is traditionally celebrated on 23 April. (See under "Feast days" below for the use of the Julian calendar by the Eastern Orthodox Church.)
England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Catalonia, and several other nation states, cities, universities, professions and organisations all claim Saint George as their patron.
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