23 April 2010

The Feast of St. George

O God, Who dost gladden us by the merits and intercession of blessed George, Thy Martyr, mercifully grant that we, who ask for Thy blessings through him, may obtain them by the gift of Thy grace. Through our Lord...

I just come from reading an excellent post on St. George over at Roman Christendom, from his noble birth and career in the Roman army, to his martyrdom under Diocletian, followed by the growth of his cultus in both East and West, especially among the medieval crusaders, and the English in particular.

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