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Saint Great Martyr George - Ο άγιος Γεώργιος (gr.)• Traditional greek icon
• Egg tempera on wood pannel, gold-leaf gilding
27 x 35 cm
The Great-Martyr George was a Christian Roman soldier killed under Diocletian at the beginning of the fourth century. Though he was born in Cappadocia, his mother was from Palestine, and thus he is a particular favorite of many Palestinian Christians. He is also the patron saint of Moscow, Georgia, and England, amongst other places. The Church commemorates George on April 23.
© Marie Lavie