02 May 2016

Holy, Glorious, Right-Victorious Great-Martyr George the Trophy-Bearer





Saint George Slaying the Dragon, 9x12", Acrylic and Gold on Panel

Christ is risen! Today, Bright Monday, is the feast of the Holy, Glorious, Right-Victorious Great-Martyr George the Trophy-Bearer. He was a Christian and a well-respected soldier in the Roman army. He rose to the highest ranks, joining the personal guard of the Emperor Diocletian. When Diocletian issued an edict of fierce persecution against Christians, St. George refused, was tortured tremendously, and finally beheaded on April 23, AD 303. His feast is transferred to today since April 23 was in Holy Week this year.




Saint George, the Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer, 5x7", Acrylic and Gold on Panel

Kontakion, Tone 4
God raised you as his own gardener, O George,
for you have gathered for yourself the sheaves of virtue.
Having sown in tears, you now reap with joy;
you shed your blood in combat and won Christ as your crown.
Through your intercessions, forgiveness of sins is granted to all.



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