Today’s Saint – St. George. Pray for us! George was born to a Gerontius and Po…

Today’s Saint – St. George. Pray for us!

George was born to a Gerontius and Polychronia, a Roman officer and a Greek native of Lydda. Both were Christians from noble families of the Anici and George, Georgios in the original Greek, was raised to follow their faith. When George was old enough, Diocletian’s army welcomed him, and by his late 20’s, he became a Tribunus and served as an imperial guard for the Emperor at Nicomedia.

On February 24, 303, Diocletian, who hated Christians, announced that the army would arrest ever Christian that passed by and every other soldier should offer a sacrifice to the Roman gods. George refused to abide by the order. When George announced his beliefs before his peers, Diocletian was unable to keep the news to himself. In an effort to save George, Diocletian attempted to convert him to believe in the Roman gods, offered him land, money, and slaves in exchange for providing a sacrifice to the Roman gods, and made several other offers that George refused.

Finally, after exhausting all other options, Diocletian ordered George’s execution. In preparation for his death, George gave his money to the poor and then sent for several torture sessions. He was lacerated on a wheel of swords and required resuscitation three times, but still, George did not turn from God.

On April 23, 303, Diocletian, before Nicomedia’s outer wall, had George decapitated. His body was sent to Lydda for burial, and other Christians went to honor George as a martyr. George was a favorite patron saint of crusaders, as well as of Eastern soldiers in earlier times. He is the Patron Saint of England, Portugal, Germany, Aragon, Catalonia, Genoa, and Venice, along with Boy Scouts and Soldiers.

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Today’s Saint – St. George. Pray for us!

George was born to a Gerontius and Polychronia, a Roman officer and a Greek native of Lydda. Both were Christians from noble families of the Anici and George, Georgios in the original Greek, was raised to follow their faith. When George was old enough, Diocletian’s army welcomed him, and by his late 20’s, he became a Tribunus and served as an imperial guard for the Emperor at Nicomedia.

On February 24, 303, Diocletian, who hated Christians, announced that the army would arrest ever Christian that passed by and every other soldier should offer a sacrifice to the Roman gods. George refused to abide by the order. When George announced his beliefs before his peers, Diocletian was unable to keep the news to himself. In an effort to save George, Diocletian attempted to convert him to believe in the Roman gods, offered him land, money, and slaves in exchange for providing a sacrifice to the Roman gods, and made several other offers that George refused.

Finally, after exhausting all other options, Diocletian ordered George’s execution. In preparation for his death, George gave his money to the poor and then sent for several torture sessions. He was lacerated on a wheel of swords and required resuscitation three times, but still, George did not turn from God.

On April 23, 303, Diocletian, before Nicomedia’s outer wall, had George decapitated. His body was sent to Lydda for burial, and other Christians went to honor George as a martyr. George was a favorite patron saint of crusaders, as well as of Eastern soldiers in earlier times. He is the Patron Saint of England, Portugal, Germany, Aragon, Catalonia, Genoa, and Venice, along with Boy Scouts and Soldiers.

#catholic #catholics #catholicfaith #catholicsaint #catholicsaints #todayssaint #saintoftheday #romancatholic #romancatholics #romancatholicsaint

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