Sunday, April 22, 2007

Feast of St George

April 23

St. George, a Roman solder was arrested and beheaded for profession of the Christian faith during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian. He is particularly venerated by the Eastern Church and among the Latins he is acclaimed as the patron of many nations, in addition he is also numbered among the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

A prayer to St. George:

Blessed St. George, holy martyr and soldier of Christ; through the grace of God almighty you gained victory over the ancient enemy of our fallen race. Help us in our struggle against sin and in our fight for virtue. Under your protection, may we progress in grace and attain for ourselves a crown of glory in heaven. Amen.

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