Saint George: Great Martyr and Triumphant

Saint George: Great Martyr and Triumphant

the holy martyr st. George is greatly revered in the Orthodox Church many churches carry his name as do many families and individual people his initial fame stems from a legend where he valiantly rode down from heaven on a horse and rescued a young woman by slaying a demon in the form of a dragon but there is much more to st. George than just legends of heroism st. George grew up as a devout Christian in Cappadocia when he was fairly young his father was martyred at the hands of a Roman persecution and he and his mother were forced to move to Palestine those saint-georges grew up fatherless his mother was able to raise him to be a good and pious man he found quick success in his service and soon rose to the rank of military commander his success would not continue however for soon Diocletian would tighten his grip on the Christian community in Rome and Saint George would have to make a choice between his earthly success and his God st. George knew that he could never turn his back on the thing his father died for and immediately began making preparations to fight the Emperor’s ruthless persecution he began his protest in the Senate where he openly spoke out against diocletian’s intentions and revealed himself as a Christian the moment came when Saint George had to decide what he loved more his life or his God valiantly st. George sealed his fate by saying nothing in this inconstant life can weaken my resolve to serve God though the threat of torture loomed ominous in the distance st. George gathered his courage telling the Emperor prophetically that you will grow tired of tormenting me sooner than I will tire of being tormented the Emperor took on the challenge and first ordered him to be tied naked to a wheel and rolled over boards pierced with sharp pieces of iron though the sharp edges tour at the Saints mortal bodies his spirit could not be broken just as the Emperor had assumed George was dead the whole land seemed to grow dark and Thunder boomed as God’s voice called down from the heavens fear not George for I am with you suddenly a light shone in the darkness and an angel of the Lord came down and healed him this miracle lit a fire in the hearts of the Christians inspiring them to do as George did and fight for their God two of these Christians were Saints anatoly’s and proto Liam who like George had been officials in the Roman army casting aside their worldly success they followed st. George’s example and were martyred for Christ Diocletian had many more gruesome tortures to give the saint over to first he had st. George placed in a deep pit which was covered over with lime after three days they unearthed him and the saint came out cheerful and well next they put him in irons sandals with red-hot nails and they drove him back to the prison with whips like an animal in the morning he was led back to the Emperor he asked him cheerfully and with healed feet if he liked his shoes commenting on the fact that they were just his size finally they beat him with ox thongs and the Saint suffered far beyond the capability of the average man concluding that he was being helped by magic Diocletian summoned the sorcerer Athanasius to take away the Saints powers or poison him Automation save st. George – goblets one that would have silenced him and one that would have killed him the valiant martyr drank both and suffered no effect from either these miracles had continued to increase the number of Christians and Diocletian began to grow desperate he made one final attempt to shake George’s Constitution by offering to make him his co administrator if he denounced Christianity and sacrificed to the pagan gods the holy martyr pretended to be interested and they went to the temple once there st. George went up to the idol made the sign of the Cross and spoke to it asking are you the one who wants to receive from me a sacrifice befitting God the idol replied I am NOT a god and none of those like me is a God either the only God is he whom you preach we are fallen angels and we deceive people because we are jealous st. George cried out how dare you remain here when I the servant of the true God have entered then noises and wailing were heard from the idols and they fell to the ground and were shattered suddenly the people around went into a frenzy of confusion the pagan priests and many in the crowd took the holy martyr tied him up and began to beat him for what he had done calling for his immediate execution amongst the chaos diocletian’s wife Empress Alexandra pushed through the crowd crying out oh god of George help me for you alone are powerful at the feet of st. George Alexandre professed Christ and was immediately sentenced to death alongside the martyr finally the invincible Saint was killed by beheading because of st. George the pagan era was coming to an end and Christianity was preparing to triumph within ten years Saint Constantine would issue the Edict of Milan allowing religious freedom to Christians while Constantine was credited for dealing the final blow to the pagans of Rome Saint George will always be remembered as the valiant soldier who fought for God until he breathed his last SiC and champion of Kings trophy bearer great martyr George intercede with Christ God that our souls may be sir you

27 Replies to “Saint George: Great Martyr and Triumphant”

  1. Тропар. Ослободиоче заточених, заштитниче сиромаха, лекару болесних, заштитниче царева добрих и победоношче царева гордих, Свети великомучениче Георгије моли Христа Бога да спасе душе наше.
    Тропар 2. Добар бој си војевао за веру мучениче Христов, изобличивши безбожност мучитеља. Као благопријатна жртва си се принео Богу, зато си примио венац победе. Твојим молитвама Свети Георгије свима си измолио опроштај грехова.

  2. Do we have such brave and devoted martyrs among the remaining Christians in America?  And what if that is the fate and destiny that our Creator and Savior Jesus asks of you and me, to remain faithful witnesses despite any suffering and persecution that unholy alliance of Muslims, Zionist, liberals, socialist and Brave New World hedonist may bring?  When your persecutors are inspired by Satan to acts of unspeakable cruelty, when the Demons of Lucifer indwell The Sunni- Wahhabi, the atheist Marxist, the Zionist plutocrat, the criminal and sadist that  are let loose after a nation has rejected the Christ of Jehovah-Yaweh, will you and I stand for our faith with endurance? Dare we even pray for such courage and conviction?

  3. O st George! O all the holy martyrs!!!! their zeal is more than I can comprhend, They must know their Lord in a way most of us dont understand, because , If we knew him we would obey him till death like they did. May their intercession help us , may the Mercy of Christ, the intercession of His Holy Virgin mother, the Martyrs, angels and saints deliver us from evil and grant us eternity with them all.

  4. I had the incredible privilege and great blessing to kiss the relic arm of St. George when I was in the Metropolia of Plovdiv, Bulgaria two summers ago when visiting family. There was great power coming from his relics, and the energy knocked some of us down to our knees when we received our prayer ropes back after they had been laid on the reliquary. There were thousands of people who waited for hours to have 1 moment to kiss the reliquary and then move on. People were quiet and reverent, and you could hear the singing from the church because the doors were opened during the Akathist.

    Once in a lifetime experience!!

  5. As a convert I am so blessed to be a member of St George of Troy Michigan.
    Holy Saint George intercede for St George of Troy, my family and me.


  7. Saint George of England! Pray for us! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  8. I hate to be that guy but Constantine was a pagan. So it seems odd to say that he dealt the final blow to paganism. And there are still pagans now. Maybe they're all neo pagans I don't know. The Hindu faith could be called a pagan faith so I guess there's that.

    Yes I know he converted on his deathbed. I meant he was a pagan at the time.

  9. KIRIE
    Because of Your
    Georgios the Winner's
    on us, most sinners.
    E f c h a r i s t o .
    [ ♡♡ = among others, Holy Mark's
    Gospel 12:29-31 !! ]

  10. “You will grow tired of tormenting me sooner than I will grow tired of being tormented.”


  11. Wow! I’ve been researching for a while about Saint George and had not know some of this, thank you!
    I have a play about him – – which anyone is welcome to use…

  12. I recognize I like very much to listen all your ortodox stories. Like all of us we celebrate in Romania on St. Gheorghe every Year on 23 April. God bless you and all! Amen

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