April 30, 2015

The Great and Holy Martyr George, the Prince of the Martyrs

  ·   Meditations

This glorious and victorious saint was born in Cappadocia, the son of wealthy and virtuous parents. His father suffered for Christ, and his mother then moved to Palestine.When George grew up he entered the military, where he attained, in his twentieth year, the rank of tribune, and as such he was in the service of the Emperor Diocletian.When Diocletian began his terrible persecution of Christians, George came before him and courageously confessed that he was …

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