Sunday, April 23, 2006

Cry God for Harry, England and St George!

Today is St. George's Day...the patron saint of England (and Palestine, Moscow, Aragon...and quite a few others!).

There is much written about St. George and his many adventures...of course the best known tale is that of him killing a dragon to stop a princess/fair damsel/girl being offered to the dragon as a sacrifice...

St. George...dragon slayer, martyr and subject of many beautiful paintings..


Raphael



Reubens



Tintoretto

3 Comments:

Blogger Mia said...

Today is also the anniversary of an accident that saw me being taken of in an ambulance to hospital. Well - not straight away, had to wait for the parents to come home from their St. George's Day dinner and discover me in a heap on the floor.

7:44 pm  
Blogger 21stCenturyShea said...

He is also the patron saint of the Russian Spy Service. Also the patron saint of Moscow. I have an orthodox church wood carving of him.

5:49 am  
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