ST GEORGE'S DAY TODAY

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Keith Bennett
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ST GEORGE'S DAY TODAY

Post by Keith Bennett » 23 Apr 2020 09:43

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St George was born 280 years after the birth of Christ in what is now Turkey. He was a soldier and rose up through the ranks of the Roman army, eventually becoming a personal guard to the Emperor Diocletian. He was executed for being a Christian on 23rd April 303, and is buried in the town of Lod in Israel.

St George is most widely known for slaying a dragon. According to legend, the only well in the town of Silene was guarded by a dragon. In order to get water, the inhabitants of the town had to offer a human sacrifice every day to the dragon. The person to be sacrificed was chosen by lots. On the day that St George was visiting, a princess had been selected to be sacrificed. However, he killed the dragon, saved the princess and gave the people of Silene access to water. In gratitude, they converted to Christianity. It is thought that the dragon represents a certain type of pagan belief that included the sacrifice of human beings.

Info from https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/uk/st-george-day

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Stoney13
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Re: ST GEORGE'S DAY TODAY

Post by Stoney13 » 24 Apr 2020 08:15

yeah another foreigner.......... i VOTE Captain Tom !!!!! for a knighthood ;)
no harm meant ;)

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