Our Patron Saint

Our patron saint is Saint George the Great Martyr. His feast day and commemoration is April 23.
 

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Life of Saint George

 

Saint George the Great-martyr was born of a father from Cappadocia and a mother from Palestine. He was a military tribune who commanded a thousand troops. He was an accomplished soldier and was highly honoured for his courage.

 

When he learned that the Emperor Diocletian was preparing a campaign to persecute of the Christians, Saint George presented himself publicly before the Emperor and denounced him for these plans..

 

When the emperor's threats and promises would not move the Saint from his steadfast confession, Saint George was put through unheard-of tortures. The Saint endured these tortures with great bravery and overcome them by his faith and love towards Jesus Christ.

Though the wondrous signs that took place in his contest, he guided many to the knowledge of the truths of the Christian faith, including Queen Alexandra, wife of Diocletian. He was finally beheaded in 296 in Nicomedia.

Troparion


Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of kings, O trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved. ​

Kontakion

Cultivated by God, you became manifest as an honerable tiller gathering for yourself the sheaves of virtue. For you sowed with tears but reaped with gladness; in the contest you competed with your blood and came away with Christ. By your intercessions of Holy One, all are granted forgiveness of sins.