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Saint Georges


Saint Georges (Latin: Georgius; c. 275/281 – 23 April 303 AD), born in Lydia in Palestine, was a soldier in the Roman army later venerated as a Christian martyr. His father was Gerontius, an important official in the Roman army. Saint George became an officer in the Roman army in the Guard of  Diocletian.

Now Diocletian was a pagan and a bitter enemy to the Christians. He put to death every Christian he could find. George was a brave Christian, a real soldier of Christ. Without fear, he went to the Emperor and sternly scolded him for being so cruel. Then he gave up his position in the Roman army. For this he was tortured in many terrible ways and finally beheaded.

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