925 Sterling Silver Saint George Patron Coin Charm
Saint George stands out among other saints and legends because he is known and revered by both Muslims and Christians.
It is said Saint George killed the dragon near the sea in Beirut, thus Saint George bay was named in his honor.
Saint George's feast day is celebrated on April 23, but if it falls before Easter, it is celebrated Easter Monday.
The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates three St. George feast days each year -April 23 as is expected, November 3, to commemorate the consecration of a cathedral dedicated to him in Lydda, and on November 26, for when a church in Kiev was dedicated to him.
In Bulgaria, his feast day is celebrated May 6 with the slaughter and roasting of a lamb.
In Egypt, the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria calls St. George the "Prince of Martyrs" and celebrates on May 1. There is a second celebration November 17, in honor of the first church dedicated to him.
Saint George is the patron saint of England and Catalonia and his cross can be found throughout England.
In older works, Saint George is depicted wearing armor and holding a lance or fighting a dragon, which represents Christ's enemies.
Prayer for St. George
Heroic Catholic soldier and defender of your Faith, you dared to criticize a tyrannical Emperor and were subjected to horrible torture. You could have occupied a high military position but you preferred to die for your Lord.
Obtain for us the great grace of heroic Christian courage that should mark soldiers of Christ. Amen
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Length: 26 mm (1.02 inches)
Width: 20 mm (0.80 inches)
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