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The Liturgical Calendar: The Church Remembers

Today the church remembers George, Soldier and Martyr, c. 304.

George was a Roman solider, serving in Palestine, who was converted to Christ and consequently was martyred at Lydda. He typified many such soldiers who witnessed to the faith with their lives and deaths. He is patron of England and of the Anglican cathedral in Jerusalem.

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Almighty God, you commissioned your holy martyr George to bear before the rulers of this world the banner of the cross: Strengthen us in our battles against the great serpent of sin and evil, that we too may attain the crown of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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