St. George the Victorious is commemorated in Georgia

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A prayer service will be held today in honor of the most revered saint in Georgia in all Orthodox churches of the country.
The Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates St. George's Memorial Day on May 6.
A solemn prayer service will be held today in honor of the most revered saint in Georgia in all Orthodox churches. In Tbilisi, a prayer service will be held in the Kashvet church of St. George on Rustaveli Avenue.
In Georgia, St. George's Day or "Giorgobа" is celebrated twice: on May 6 and November 23. But unlike in May, the holiday in November is a state holiday and is declared a day off.
According to the church calendar, May 6 is the Memorial Day of the Great Martyr George the Victorious, who suffered during the persecution of Christians under Emperor Diocletian (284-305).
The future saint was born in a family of rich and pious parents in Cappadocia (a region in Asia Minor) in the III century. Having received an excellent education, he entered military service and soon became a favorite of Diocletian.
Having learned that the emperor had issued an edict ordering the destruction of churches, the burning of sacred books and the persecution of Christians, George set the slaves free, distributed his property to the poor and declared himself a Christian.
The emperor tried to force George by sophisticated tortures to renounce Christ and sacrifice to pagan gods, but the saint courageously endured all suffering, glorifying the Lord.
After eight days of cruel torture, George was beheaded. It happened in 303. For his courage and spiritual victory over the executioners, he was named Victorious.





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St. George the Victorious is commemorated in Georgia

2022/05/45120-1651828287.jpg
Read: 538     14:00     06 Май 2022    

A prayer service will be held today in honor of the most revered saint in Georgia in all Orthodox churches of the country.
The Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates St. George's Memorial Day on May 6.
A solemn prayer service will be held today in honor of the most revered saint in Georgia in all Orthodox churches. In Tbilisi, a prayer service will be held in the Kashvet church of St. George on Rustaveli Avenue.
In Georgia, St. George's Day or "Giorgobа" is celebrated twice: on May 6 and November 23. But unlike in May, the holiday in November is a state holiday and is declared a day off.
According to the church calendar, May 6 is the Memorial Day of the Great Martyr George the Victorious, who suffered during the persecution of Christians under Emperor Diocletian (284-305).
The future saint was born in a family of rich and pious parents in Cappadocia (a region in Asia Minor) in the III century. Having received an excellent education, he entered military service and soon became a favorite of Diocletian.
Having learned that the emperor had issued an edict ordering the destruction of churches, the burning of sacred books and the persecution of Christians, George set the slaves free, distributed his property to the poor and declared himself a Christian.
The emperor tried to force George by sophisticated tortures to renounce Christ and sacrifice to pagan gods, but the saint courageously endured all suffering, glorifying the Lord.
After eight days of cruel torture, George was beheaded. It happened in 303. For his courage and spiritual victory over the executioners, he was named Victorious.





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