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  St. George: England's Patron Saint
According to the apocryphal Acts of St George current in various versions in the Eastern Church from the fifth century, George held the rank of tribune in the Roman army and was beheaded by Diocletian for protesting against the Emperor's persecution of Christians.
The banner of St George, the red cross of a martyr on a white background, was adopted for the uniform of English soldiers possibly in the reign of Richard 1, and later became the flag of England and the White Ensign of the Royal Navy.
St George is also, of course, venerated in the Church of England, by the Orthodox churches and by the Churches of the Near East and Ethiopia.
www.britannia.com /history/stgeorge.html   (2171 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. George
The narratives of the early pilgrims, Theodosius, Antoninus, and Arculphus, from the sixth to the eighth century, all speak of Lydda or Diospolis as the seat of the veneration of St. George, and as the resting-place of his remains (Geyer, "Itinera Hierosol.", 139, 176, 288).
Still less is St. George to be considered, as suggested by Gibbon, Vetter, and others, a legendary double of the disreputable bishop, George of Cappadocia, the Arian opponent of St. Athanasius.
The chapel dedicated to St. George in Windsor Caste was built to be the official sanctuary of the order, and a badge or jewel of St. George slaying the dragon was adopted as part of the insignia.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06453a.htm   (1859 words)

  
 St. George's Day Events - About St. George   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
George is one of the most popular Christian saints ever to have existed and has been venerated at different times in every Christian tradition, Eastern and Western.
It is written that George was an officer in the Roman army who, after giving his goods to the poor at the outbreak of persecution, confessing his Christian faith and refusing to sacrifice to the gods, suffered "terrible tortures" which lasted for seven years and was eventually beheaded.
In 1222 a national synod at Oxford included a feast in George's honour among their lesser holidays, but it was not until after the battle of Agincourt in 1415 that it was included as one of the major feasts of the year.
www.stgeorgesdayevents.org.uk /st_george.shtml   (335 words)

  
 St Georges Day - England's National Day
George is the patron saint of England.His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag.
St George's emblem was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century.
St George is always depicted as a knight carrying a shield with a red cross (or a banner with a red cross), generally sitting upon a horse and always killing a dragon.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /customs/stgeorge.html   (647 words)

  
 St. George, Patron Saint of Scouting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
George resolved that she should not die, and so he went out and attacked the dragon, who lived in a swamp close by, and killed him.
The feast of St. George falls in May. That date is celebrated by the Ukrainian "plastuny" as both the St. George’s day and the Festival of Spring—the yearly beginning of the camping and hiking season.
George is mentioned prominently as the patron of knighthood and chivalry.
pinetreeweb.com /stgeorge.htm   (1312 words)

  
 St. George, Vermont, New England, USA
George is so small that many think it was originally a gore, but it was, in fact, granted as a town.
Old George was definitely in a huff over the way Wentworth was a) handing out grants left and right in conflict with the New York colony's claim to the lands, and b) not requiring the grantees pay taxes to the Crown.
As with so many other towns, St. George was described in the grant in terms of the boundaries of pre-existing towns, except that there wasn't really enough land left to make up a proper sized town.
www.virtualvermont.com /towns/stgeorge.html   (374 words)

  
 St. George, Utah - DesertUSA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
George, also called "Dixie," is situated in the extreme southwestern corner of Utah, at the northernmost extension of the Mojave Desert.
Things To Do St. George is known as a winter haven for what the 45,000 locals like to call "Snow Birds" (tourists who come to St. George to warm up away from the snow).
At such times, St. George Blvd. becomes THE place for every college student to see and be seen (avoid driving on St. George Blvd. at all costs during Spring Break - unless you have a lot of time).
www.desertusa.com /Cities/ut/stgeorge.html   (343 words)

  
 Patron Saints Index: Saint George
Hearing the story on a day when a princess was to be eaten, he crossed himself, rode to battle against the serpent, and killed it with a single blow with his lance.
George then held forth with a magnificent sermon, and converted the locals.
Saint George was a man who abandoned one army for another: he gave up the rank of tribune to enlist as a soldier for Christ.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/saintg05.htm   (488 words)

  
 St. George, South Carolina
George is the county seat of Dorchester County, SC The population of St George is approximately 2077.
George is located in the Charleston-Trident Metro area and is roughly 45 minutes from Charleston, SC and 35 minutes from Walterboro.
George is positioned 33.18 degrees north of the equator and 80.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
www.charmingtowns.com /dorchester_county/saint_george   (347 words)

  
 St George
St George is honoured in the Catholic Church as one of the most illustrious martyrs of Christ.
It is related in the life of St. Theodorus of Siceon that he served God a long while in a chapel which bore the name of St. George, had a particular devotion to this glorious martyr, and strongly recommended the same to Mauritius when he foretold him the empire.
Fortunatus of Poitiers wrote an epigram on a church of St. George, in Mentz.
www.ewtn.com /library/MARY/GEORGE.htm   (1044 words)

  
 The Legend that is Saint George   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
George at this conference pleaded with the Emperor to refrain from this distasteful practice.
George was said to have married the princess and lived happily ever after.
King Edward III of England chose George to be the patron Saint for the Knight of the Garter.
www.sossi.org /saint/stlegend.htm   (754 words)

  
 St. George's Academy - Home
George's Academy is more than just a school—it is a home away from home for our students.
George's has a diverse faith-based setting geared toward enhancing student minds and spirits.
We focus on developing the spiritual, intellectual, creative and physical gifts of our children, while at the same time teaching them to be responsible members of their community—both on local and global levels.
www.stgeorges-academy.org   (121 words)

  
 St. George's, Beckenham Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Welcome to St. George's, the Parish Church of Beckenham, Kent, within the Diocese of Rochester.
Set in the heart of Beckenham, at the corner of the High Street and Bromley Road and next to St. George's Green, St. George's is one of the few parish churches open throughout the day.
George's Church is at the corner of the High Street and Bromley Road; Marks and Spencer's Beckenham Food Store is opposite.
www.btinternet.com /~stgeorge.beckenham   (239 words)

  
 Bermuda's World Heritage Town of St. George
This is why St. George is most often shown wearing a white tabard with the red cross of the crusaders and is the patron saint not only of England but also Boy Scouts (as St. George was a hero of Lord Baden - Powell), various places in Spain and elsewhere.
George's Parish in Bermuda; Georgetown in the Cayman Islands, Georgetown of Guyana in South America and St. George's of Grenada in the Caribbean.
George's in particular, became the second-largest, after Nassau, Bahamas, transshipment base for large British-built but not British-approved (because Britain was officially neutral) ships crossing the Atlantic and smaller but faster, also mostly British-built but Confederate-owned fleet of blockade runners.
bermuda-online.org /seetown.htm   (5031 words)

  
 Destination St. George | Utah.com
St. George, Utah, is known as "Utah's Dixie" for its temperate climate.
St. George is home to numerous golf courses promising to challenge any golfer.
Destination Cedar City: From St. George, proceed north on I-15 to Cedar City, Utah.
www.utah.com /stgeorge   (1128 words)

  
 The Spectrum, St. George - www.thespectrum.com -
According to Lt. Bruce Graham of the St.
ST. GEORGE - St. George Musical Theatre will have auditions for “Steel Magnolias” at 9 a.m.
Friday’s story in The Spectrum about a 65-year-old St. George man who was killed when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a truck contained incomplete information on bicycle laws in the state of Utah.
www.thespectrum.com   (401 words)

  
 St. George's Episcopal Day School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
George's Episcopal Day School was founded in 1959 as an educational ministry of St. George's Episcopal Church.
St. George's Episcopal Day School is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Mississippi Private School Association.
George's welcomes students of any race, color, creed, national origin and faith.
www.stgeorgesds.edu   (86 words)

  
 St George Utah Chamber of Commerce
ST GEORGE, UT Once in awhile, you find a place with charm, beauty, spirit and excitement.....
GEORGE - St. George, Santa Clara and Ivins held primary elections Tuesday for two open city council positions in each city.
The construction on St. George Boulevard will be completed in eight phases over the course of 350-400 days, and was started in late July, 2005.
www.stgeorgechamber.com   (335 words)

  
 St. George Utah - Saint George Guide
You then will be able to view activities in St. George, Utah by category which include horseback riding, ATV tours, air tours, biking, entertainment, fishing, golf, guided tours, hunting, museums, paintball, ranch activities, rappelling, river running, shopping, snowmobiling and skiing.
George Utah golf courses section for a list of all the unique golf courses in the St. George Area.
You will be able to send a postcard of St. George, Utah to your friends and family.
www.travelwest.net /cities/stgeorge   (420 words)

  
 Saint George & Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Saint George probably lived during the 3rd century and died in Lydda, Palestine [now Lod, Israel].
Jacob de Voragine's Legenda aurea (1265-66; Golden Legend) repeats the story of his rescuing a Libyan king's daughter from a dragon and then slaying the monster in return for a promise by the king's subjects to be baptized.
George's slaying of the dragon may be a Christian version of the legend of Perseus, who was said to have rescued Andromeda from a sea monster near Lydda.
www.pinetreeweb.com /nors-stgeorge.htm   (481 words)

  
 St George GMAC Real Estate - Premier Service
At St George GMAC we are continually striving to provide the most powerful and easy to use home finding tools.
Welcome to St. George, Utah and the greater metropolitan areas of Hurricane, Washington, Santa Clara and Leeds along with a number of smaller communities located throughout Washington County.
The St. George area truly supports an active life style with skiing at Brian Head and Mt. Holly, hiking in the mountains of Kolob and Pine Valley, and boating at Quail Creek, Gunlock, Lake Powell and Lake Mead.
www.stgeorgegmac.com   (507 words)

  
 Home
Consecrated in 1888, Saint George's Cathedral stands as an architectural gem to the glory of God, to the pioneers who funded and constructed it and to the generations of faithful people who have maintained and preserved its fabric and traditions over the years.
St George's is one of only a few cathedrals constructed of handmade bricks.
A virtual tour of the Cathedral is being developed by the students of St Hilda's Anglican Girls' School under the guidance of their teacher Mr Basil Psanoudakas.
www.perthcathedral.org   (340 words)

  
 New Page 1
On Pentecost, Sunday, May 15, I announced to the congregation that St George’s is about to begin a new phase in its ministry: at the beginning of July, Mary Phelps will join St George’s staff as our new clergy assistant.
Her initial appointment to St George’s staff will be for one year.
At St. George's, we have discussion groups and classes to help you understand those opportunities, opportunities to give back to the community, and fun recreational events.
www.stgeorgesonline.org   (772 words)

  
 Comfort Suites in St. George Utah is your Hotels and Lodging option while visiting St. George and Zion National Park.
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St. George, Utah is a destination for golf, sun, outdoor recreation, shopping, dining and so much more.
At the St. George, Utah Comfort Suites we are anxious to assist you with golf packages, entertainment packages that include tickets to productions at Tuacahn Amphitheatre, and other special internet rates.
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A vacation paradise, St. George is nestled in Southern Utah's "Color Country," just two hours northeast of Las Vegas and five hours south of Salt Lake City.
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 St. George Utah - Best Inn & Suites
George, Utah is a high quality economy hotel that offers single and double accommodations and guest suites with separate living, dining and work areas.
Our St. George, Utah property is located next to many excellent restaurants and the best shopping in St. George is right out our front door.
The St George Utah Best Inn and Suites is just 40 minutes from Zion National Park and is a convenient place to base your golf or other relaxing vacation experience in the St. George area.
www.stgeorgeinnsuites.com   (162 words)

  
 The Cult of St. George   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The painting "St. George and the Dragon" by J.
External photograph of late medieval Church of St. George, Mystra, Greece
The 6th-century Life of St. Theodore of Sykeon (c.AD530-613) illustrating early devotion to the cult of St. George
www.ucc.ie /milmart/George.html   (61 words)

  
 St. George's Episcopal Church of Macomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
George's Episcopal Church has served the Macomb and Western Illinois University community since 1855.
  St George’s is home to “The Dragon’s Den”, a community Youth Centre situated in the new basement area.
  The Parish of St. George's is located within the Diocese of Quincy which is celebrating 128 years of Christian witness and service in Illinois.
www.stgeorgesepiscopal.org   (94 words)

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