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  Domestic-Church.Com:Saint Profile: Saint George
Saint George is known as the 'dragon slayer' and his pictures show him as a brave knight in battle with a fierce dragon.
Saint George was a soldier in the Roman army.
Saint George was a real man, a soldier in the Roman army in the early fourth century, at the beginning of the Diocletian persecutions of Christians.
www.domestic-church.com /CONTENT.DCC/19980301/SAINTS/STGEORGE.HTM   (1061 words)

 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Saint George: Introduction
Saint George is the patron saint of England.
He is patron saint not only of England but also of Aragon, Catalonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, Germany and Greece; and of Moscow, Istanbul, Genoa and Venice (second to Saint Mark).
He's also patron saint of soldiers, archers, cavalry and chivalry, farmers and field workers, riders and saddlers, and he helps those suffering from leprosy, plague and syphilis.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/christianity/saints/george_1.shtml   (218 words)

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  Patron Saints Index: Saint George
Several stories have been attached to Saint George, the best known of which is the Golden Legend.
Given a large reward by the king, George distributed it to the poor, then rode away.
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   (477 words)

  Saint George - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One of the earliest extant depictions of St. George survives in a church at the Russian village of Ladoga.
On the other hand, the tale of George and the Dragon is widely considered among secular historians to share a common theme with the ancient Greek myth of Ethiopian princess Andromeda and her saviour and later husband Perseus, slayer of the gorgon Medusa.
Saint George is a patron Saint of the nation of Georgia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saint_George   (2312 words)

 Saint George (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George's College is a primary and secondary school in Santiago, Chile.
George's College is a secondary school in Harare, Zimbabwe.
George is a campus of the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/St_Georges   (215 words)

 St. George - England's Patron Saint
George rapidly became venerated throughout Christendom as an example of bravery in defence of the poor and the defenceless and of the Christian faith.
George was adopted as the patron saint of soldiers after he was said to have appeared to the Crusader army at the Battle of Antioch in 1098.
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.
www.britannia.com /history/stgeorge.html   (2168 words)

 Saint George   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Saint George is the patron saint of England.
The reason for his being adopted as the Saint of Battles was partly because he was a soldier, but also because he is said to have appeared to the Christian army before the Battle of Antioch.
Saint Clothilde, in Gaul dedicated a church to him; in Venice, he is the second patron after Saint Mark; the Greeks hold him in honour.
www.caisterscouts.org.uk /stgeorge.htm   (739 words)

The early date of the dedications to the saint is attested by existing inscriptions of ruined churches in Syria, Mesopotamia, and Egypt, and the church of St. George at Thessalonica is also considered by some authorities to belong to the fourth century.
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)

 The Tradition of Saint George's Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Saint George was probably first made known in England by Arculpus and Adamnan some time during the early Eighth Century when the "Acts of St. George," which recounted George's visits to Caerleon and Glastonbury while on Roman service in England, were translated into Anglo-Saxon.
The fame of Saint George throughout Europe was increased greatly by the publication in 1265 of the Legenda Sanctorum ("Readings on the Saints"), known later as the Legenda Aurea ("The Golden Legend"), by James of Voragine.
Saint George is a major character in Spencer's "Faerie Queen," considered to be one of the finest poems of the English language.
www.novareinna.com /festive/georgeday.html   (2386 words)

 George, Saint. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
George is one of the great saints of the Eastern Church and the ancient patron of soldiers.
A vision of St. George at the seige of Antioch during the First Crusade is said to have preceded the defeat of the Saracens and the fall of the city to the crusaders.
George’s Cross is red, and it appears in the Union Jack.
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 St. George, Patron Saint of Scouting
Saint George was the Patron Saint of England, and of the Knights of the Garter, the oldest order of chivalry in Europe.
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.
Saint George, a mythical saint from Cappadokia (in modern-day central Turkey), usually portrayed on a horse with his spear piercing a dragon, has been revered in Ukraine since the great prince of Kyiv, Volodymyr the Great, established Christianity as the official state religion of the Kyivan Empire in 988 AD.
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 The Legend that is Saint George
George at this conference pleaded with the Emperor to refrain from this distasteful practice.
As George was killing the dragon, he told the city citizens that this act was to show the power of God.
King Edward III of England chose George to be the patron Saint for the Knight of the Garter.
www.sossi.org /saint/stlegend.htm   (731 words)

 The Legend of St. George
Saint George is England's Patron Saint, a Dragon Slayer and man whose life deeds were deemed to be those which only God himself could have ordained.
Saint George was Patron Saint of England in the days of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
George was born in Cappadocia of noble, Christian parents and on the death of his father, accompanied his mother to Palestine, her country of origin, where she had land and George was to run the estate.
www.shcsc.k12.in.us /arthur/stgeorg.htm   (724 words)

 SAINT GEORGE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By the fourteenth century, English soldiers and sailors had adopted the cross of Saint George which was the Crusaders' emblem, a red cross on a white background.
Saint George is said to have tamed a dragon about to devour a princess.
The Saint George of fact and the Saint George of fancy became merged, and there are countless tales told of him in poetry and song and art.
www.stfrancisvernon.org /stgeorge.htm   (321 words)

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