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Great Martyr George the Victorious
8.75 x 11.5 inches

Though the earliest inscriptions to St. George date to the mid-IV century, the story of St. George and the Dragon is first told in the "Legendum Aureum" by Robert de la Vergeine, published in 1265. The Saint is shown miraculously subduing the monster which had been threatening the city of Beiruit. In gratitude for this deliverance, the king caused his subjects to be baptized. There are scholars who argue that the beast in this composition symbolizes the Roman emperor Diocletian (sometimes called "The Dragon") under whom St. George was martyred in 303.

As the deliverer of captives and the protector of the poor, as the physician of the feeble and combatant of kings, holy champion and great martyr George, intercede with Christ our God to save our souls.

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