275 - Born in Lydda, Palestine. Patron of chivalry, and guardian saint of England and Portugal.
287 - When he was seventeen, he too became a soldier like his father, and the shining sword, which he then buckled on, was kept all his life as stainless as his honor. He never drew it in a wrong cause, but held it as a trust given to him to defend the right and protect the weak and helpless.
303 - St. George tortured to make him deny his faith in Christ. He showed incredible courage and faith and was finally beheaded near Lydda in Palestine. His head was later taken to Rome where it was interred in the church dedicated to him.
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