St George
Peter Crawford
Christian martyr

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St George of England - © Copyright Peter Crawford 2014

St George of England - © Copyright Peter Crawford 2014
© Copyright Peter Crawford 2014

Saint George (Greek: Γεώργιος (Georgios), Latin: Georgius; c. 275/281 – 23 April 303 AD), born in Lydda, Roman Palestine, was a soldier in the Roman army and was later venerated as a Christian martyr. His father was Gerontius, a Greek Christian from Cappadocia, and an official in the Roman army. His mother, Polychronia was a Christian from Roman Palestine. Saint George became an officer in the Roman army in the Guard of Diocletian. 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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Interesting composition, combining an image of the knight fighting against the dragon, and the red cross behind it. I like it very much.
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