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138 THE MILITARY SAINT GEORGE

Apr 23, 2013

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Being in the guard of Diocletian, Georgios confessed and declared himself, as a Christian.

He was beheaded after tortures on April 23rd 303.

The legend of killing the dragon dates since the eleventh century Crusaders’ stories.  The iconography of the Eastern Orthodox Church depicted the Saint

as a soldier.

The name of His lance was Ascalon( the city in Levant named so).

Pope Gelasius I canonized the Saint in 494.

Saint George became the protector of the royal family since the fourteenth

Century. He was viewed as mounted on a white horse.

 

The thracian tradition mentioned the ezotheric nature of the dragon, it laid

before the feet of Saint George, but was not killed by the Saint.

The dragon was depicted on the Thracian flag.