The image of st george atop his horse lance plunged halfway into a dragons body is so familiar to us that we take for granted what a long history it has had as samantha riches demonstrates in this book st george is easily one of the most transported icons across cultures and his history is the history of myth writ large. Saint george is the patron saint of england and catalonia and his cross can be found throughout england in older works saint george is depicted wearing armor and holding a lance or fighting a dragon which represents christs enemies. Sermon from the rev joseph h hensley jr rector st georges episcopal church fredericksburg va all saints sunday year b november 4 2018 today we celebrate all saints sunday it is one of the major feasts of the church year right up there with christmas and easter. Introduction god is great but not like st george 1 st george a reappraisal for a multicultural age 2 misrepresentations and reinventions st george across continents and cultures 3 st george and the natural world a symbol of fertility 4 st george as a saint of water and healing 5 st george as a dragon slayer 6
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