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by Christopher Stace

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ISBN:
0281054150
Author:
Christopher Stace
Category:
World
Language:
English
Publisher:
Society for Promoting Christian (January 1, 2003)
Pages:
99 pages
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Saint George The Dragon Slayer: Patron Saint Of England! . As well as being the Patron Saint of England, St George is also the patron saint of many other countries including Ethiopia, Greece, India, Iraq, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and Russia!

Saint George The Dragon Slayer: Patron Saint Of England! Saint George is the patron saint of England and is one of the most venerated saints in Christianity. St George's Day is celebrated on 23rd April. As well as being the Patron Saint of England, St George is also the patron saint of many other countries including Ethiopia, Greece, India, Iraq, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and Russia! St George, patron of England, on the rood screen at St Mary the Virgin, Wellingborough Source. Who Was St George? St George was a Roman soldier born in Turkey in the 3rd century AD, who became a Christian martyr.

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How did a fourth century solider-saint become so famous throughout the east and west and end up as the patron saint of England? This fascinating books begins with the known facts, before moving on to the mass of legends that grew up around George's name. It explores the saint's vast popularity in England through the ages, and the way his cult endures today, looking at his historical and spiritual significance.

England's patron saint is St George, who has become a symbol of the country. St George's Day is England's national day and is celebrated on 23 April each year. According to the legend, St George killed a dragon and saved a princess when he was a soldier in the Roman army. That's why he has come to represent bravery. He is respected not only by the English, but by Christians in Israel, Greece and Russia and also by Muslims. Saint Andrew of Scotland. St Andrew was officially named the patron saint of Scotland in 1320

Saint George is the patron saint of England in a tradition established in the Tudor period, based in the saint's popularity during the times of the Crusades and the Hundred Years' War. Veneration of the saint in folk religion declined in t. .

Saint George is the patron saint of England in a tradition established in the Tudor period, based in the saint's popularity during the times of the Crusades and the Hundred Years' War. Veneration of the saint in folk religion declined in the 18th century. Attempts to revive the celebration of Saint George's Day (23 April) as an expression of English culture and identity date from the foundation Royal Society of St. George in 1894.

St David is the patron saint of Wales, St Andrew of Scotland and St Patrick of Ireland – St George being the patron .

St David is the patron saint of Wales, St Andrew of Scotland and St Patrick of Ireland – St George being the patron saint of England. But who was St. George, and what did he do to become England’s Patron Saint? Very little is known about St. George’s life, but it is thought he was a high ranking officer in the Roman army who was killed in around AD 303. It seems that the Emperor Diocletian had St. George tortured to make him deny his faith in Christ.

St George is able to encompass all these multiplicities. Yet, partly because Protestant dogma forbade festivities in honour of such saints, England has fallen into indifference about George, leaving his flag and name at the mercy of nasty nationalists.

This book explores the known facts about St George, the famous tale of the dragon and the mass of other legends that grew up around his name. Particularly engrossing is the account of the saint's vast popularity in England through the ages.Today, his symbol of a red cross on a white background is waved at every sporting fixture, while the George Cross remains one of the highest awards for bravery. The reason the cult of St George endures, Christopher Stace believes, is becuase he has not only a historical but also a deep spiritual significance: he is the 'knight in shining armour' who personifies the ideals of Christian chivalry.