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Holy Great-Martyr George (Mar Giries) the Triumphant
 
St. GeorgeHoly Great-Martyr George (Mar Giries) the Triumphant was a Christian Roman Army leader, who showed great courage and converted many people.

Biography

23 April - Holy Great-Martyr George (Mar Giries) the Triumphant was a Captain in the Roman Army. Many think that Holy Great-Martyr George was martyred under the order of the Emperor Diocletian. Many think that Holy Great-Martyr George was tortured and beheaded at Nicomedia (Nikomedia) in Asia Minor or at Lydda (Diospolis) in Palestine, about A.D.296.

Feast

3 November - Dedication of the Church of the Great-Martyr St George the Wonderworker at Lydda
Emperor Constantine the Great built a great church over Holy Great-Martyr George the Triumphant's tomb in Lydda, Palestine. His relics are enshrined in the church.

Name

The name George means "Tiller of the Earth."

Shown in Ikons

In ikons, Holy Great-Martyr George is usually shown battling a dragon. The dragon is a symbol of the devil. In ikons, Holy Great-Martyr George battles the devil, symbolized by the dragon, and saves the Holy Church, symbolized by the king's daughter. Also, he rides a white horse that indicates God's grace carrying him to the heroism of martyrdom.

Troparion (TONE 4)

O Great Among the Saints and Glorious Martyr George, since you are a deliverer of captives and a defender of the poor, a doctor for the sick and a noble attendant to kings: intercede with Christ God, that He may save our souls.

More information

Great Martyr St. George Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Feasts of Major Saints

St. George Catholic Encyclopedia

St. George David Woods, Dept. of Ancient Classics, University College Cork, Ireland

Ikon

The Ain Bourdai Icon of St. George - The Man & Myth St. George Melkite (Byzantine) Greek Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


St. George (Mar Giries) Melkite Greek Catholic Parish
Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab
E-mail Address: Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab, firas_khoury2002@yahoo.com
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Land telephone for the Church / Home: 2510894, from other countries including the U.S.: 011.970.4.2510894, from Jerusalem and Bethlehem: 04.2510894 (Code 970 is for Palestine National Authority and code 972 is for Israel. Both codes will work.)
Cell / Mobile telephone for Abouna Firas: 0599789282, from other countries including the U.S.: 011.970.599789282, (do not dial the area code and the 0), from Jerusalem and Bethlehem: 0599789282 (Code 970 is for Palestine National Authority and code 972 is for Israel. Both codes will work.)
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Web site: St. George (Mar Giries) Melkite Greek Catholic Church, http://www.stgeorgeinzababdeh.com/
Mailing address: St. George Church, Zababdeh, Palestine National Authority
St. George Church does not have a street mailing address nor a Post Box Office mailing address.
Physical location: St. George Church is the Catholic Church on the main road.
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