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The Story of St George

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Messenger: Yoginya Sent: 9/12/2016 2:35:59 PM

IanI find the way this man is depicted evidence of a deep spiritual past hidden by the downpressors. The Lion/ess inside must defeat the Dragon inside, the Lion/ess must rule. Jah Love

The great martyr George was the son of wealthy and pious parents, who raised him in the Christian faith. He was born in the city of Beirut at the foot of the Lebanese mountains.

Having entered military service, George stood out among the other soldiers by virtue of his mind, valor, physical strength, military bearing and beauty. Having quickly attained to the rank of millenary, an officer in the Roman army in charge of a thousand or more soldiers, Saint George became a favorite of the Emperor Diocletian.

Diocletian was a talented ruler, but a fanatical adherent of the Roman gods. Having set for himself the goal of reviving dying paganism in the Roman Empire, he went down in history as one of the cruelest persecutors of Christians.

Once, when he heard in a court the inhuman sentence concerning the annihilation of Christians, Saint George became inflamed with compassion for them. Foreseeing that sufferings were also awaiting him, George distributed his property to the poor, freed his slaves, appeared before Diocletian and, having revealed himself as a Christian, denounced him for cruelty and injustice. George's speech was full of powerful and convincing objections against the imperial order to persecute Christians.

After futile persuasions to deny Christ, the Emperor ordered that the saint be subjected to various tortures. Saint George was confined in a dungeon, where they placed him supine on the ground; his legs they confined in stocks, and on his breast they placed a heavy stone. But Saint George manfully endured the sufferings and glorified the Lord. Then George's torturers began to refine their cruelty. They beat the Saint with ox hide whips, subjected him to the wheel, threw him into quicklime and forced him to run in shoes with sharp nails inside. The holy Martyr endured everything patiently. Finally, the Emperor ordered the Saint's head to be cut off. Thus, the holy sufferer departed unto Christ in Nicomedia in 303 AD.

The great ­martyr George, for his manliness and for his spiritual victory over the torturers, who could not force him to renounce Christianity, and likewise for his wonderworking assistance to people in danger is additionally called the "Trophy bearer". The relics of Saint George the Trophy bearer were placed in the Palestinian city of Lydda, in the church that bears his name, while his head was preserved in Rome, in the church that is also dedicated to him.

Messenger: RastaGoddess Sent: 9/13/2016 7:20:37 PM


St George is an Ethiopian Knight and Saint who ended up becoming the patron Saint of England, and the republic of Georgia.

The story goes that George was an Ethiopian born in Palestina, then a country owned by Muurs. Due to the exemplary life that he lived he very quickly became a saintly icon for a great many people who lived in the districts that he worked in. Many legendary acts and stories are associated with St George, the most famous being the fable of the killing of the dragon.

In the history of our Church, we find an account related to a dragon and Saint George. This dragon threatened the idolaters in the area of Atalia. The people were forced to live inside the walls of their city. This prevented them from tending their fields and grazing their sheep. Every year, they would sacrifice a young girl to the dragon. When Saint George arrived in this area, the King’s daughter was about to be sacrificed. After subduing the dragon, Saint George placed a rope around its neck. He then gave the rope to the princess so that she could lead the beast back to the city. Thence, he slaughtered the terror and subsequently baptized thousands of the city’s inhabitants.

It is from the icon of Saint George, that this account has come. The icon depicts the Saint as an equestrian slaying the dragon with the princess in the background. The first iconographers of Saint George were probably trying to depict Satan as the dragon and Saint George conquering evil. Another explanation of this icon is that the artists were trying to depict Diocletian as the dragon and Saint George conquering him. The princess in the background could have been the Empress Alexandra who watched Saint George as he triumphed. She could also symbolize Christianity, or the Church itself. When the Crusaders journeyed through the Byzantine Empire, they saw this icon and from its depiction they interpreted the legend which they spread throughout Western Europe

The fame of Saint George spread all over the East, and the Crusaders brought their devotion for the warrior Saint back to Europe. Through the Crusaders, Saint George became the patron Saint of England. He is also the patron Saint of Syria and Lebanon. The Emperor Constantine dedicated a church to him not long after his martyrdom.

Messenger: Yoginya Sent: 9/14/2016 3:54:34 AM

Give thanks sistren, that's the article IanI would've liked to find. Going to have a good look through the source. Jah love

Messenger: RastaGoddess Sent: 9/14/2016 11:01:55 AM

The Cathedral of St George, named after Ethiopia’s patron saint (the famed dragon slayer that also serves as patron saint for England) was built by Emperor Menelik to commemorate his victory over Italian forces at Adwa as he represents good over evil.

Because of Kidus Giorgis the Ethiopians beat back the much powerful Italian invaders.

St. George is the martyr of martyrs.

Messenger: Zion Black Jerusalem Sent: 6/10/2017 9:02:23 AM

Messenger: Zion Black Jerusalem Sent: 6/10/2017 9:23:14 AM

Good story.

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