Also known as St George of Lydda, he is thought to have been martyred around the year 303. He was a soldier in the Roman army, and is often depicted as killing a dragon. He was killed for refusing to renounce his Christian faith, and has been venerated in England since the time of the Crusades.

This thirteenth century wood relief icon below, showing him at prayer, comes from the Byzantine Museum of Athens.

May he pray for us, and may God bless you this day.