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Saint George, patron of Barcelona and Catalunya

Saint George (ca. 275/281 – 23 April 303) was, according to tradition, a Roman soldier from Syria Palaestina and a priest in the Guard of Diocletian, who is venerated as a Christian martyr. 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.
Many Patronages of Saint George exist around the world, including: Aragon, Catalonia, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, India, Iraq, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, Serbia and Russia, as well as the cities of Genoa, Amersfoort, Beirut, Fakiha, Bteghrine, Cáceres, Ferrara, Freiburg, Kumanovo, Ljubljana, Pomorie, Preston, Qormi, Rio de Janeiro, Lod, Barcelona, Moscow, Tamworth and the Maltese island of Gozo, as well as a wide range of professions, organizations and disease sufferers.

He is better known here as Sant Jordi. Happy day to all Georges, in all the different languages:

Thanks, Wiki!

6 responses

  1. whoa!
    i got lost in those georges. ^0^

    a really beautiful piece rob.


    April 24, 2011 at 1:56 pm

  2. Happy Easter to all from
    Kareltje =^.^= Betsie >^.^<
    Anya 🙂




    April 24, 2011 at 5:28 am

  3. St. George is celebrated on Monday over here, being married to one for about ten years.

    Please have you all a wonderful Easter Sunday.

    daily athens


    April 23, 2011 at 9:47 pm

  4. This is a magnificient piece of art. An informative post. Wishing you a Happy Easter weekend!


    April 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm

  5. Very interesting images and story !
    Enjoy your Easter weekend !


    April 23, 2011 at 6:38 am

  6. Happy feast day of St. George. That's a beautiful picture of him and horse.
    So much new and fascinating information here. Thanks. I go now to read about the Fourteen Holy Helpers.


    April 23, 2011 at 6:33 am